Industry Update
Appointment 7 January 2021

Jordan Bernstein

Appointed Vice President of Business Development
At First Hospitality in Rosemont - IL, USA

Jordan Bernstein

First Hospitality, a hotel management, acquisition, development, and consulting company, announces the appointment of Jordan Bernstein to vice president of business development. Bernstein brings over 15 years of hospitality experience with a focus on company growth to his new role.

In his new role, Bernstein is responsible for developing new management contracts nationwide working in collaboration with Natalie Stone, who oversees different regions in the same role as vice president of business development at First Hospitality. Bernstein and Stone are tasked with expanding First Hospitality's portfolio of third-party managed hotels.

Before joining the company, Bernstein held a director role with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) overseeing transactions, asset management and upscale development. In this dual role, Bernstein was responsible for the development and franchise growth of IHG's upscale brands, as well as strategic projects, workouts, and retention of priority hotels. Prior to IHG, Bernstein worked with Starwood Hotels & Resorts for over 12 years. At Starwood, he held a number of roles in the Global and North America Development organizations, including global strategic planning, and managed and franchised hotel development in the United States and Caribbean. Jordan received his degree in applied economics and management from Cornell University. He is currently based in New York City.

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School of Hotel Administration at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Jordan Bernstein (Class of 2012) is a graduate of School of Hotel Administration at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business in Ithaca, New York - United States
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First Hospitality

First Hospitality is an award-winning, hotel management, acquisition, development, and consulting company. Thriving for more than three decades—since Stephen L. Schwartz started the business in 1985, the company operates distinct lifestyle properties across 19 brands throughout the U.
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Ray Nugent - Director of Renovations and Facilities

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