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Our Leadership

Jonathan Tisch – Chairman

  • Co-Chairman of the Board and member of the Office of the President of Loews Corporation.
  • Chairman Emeritus, United States Travel Association, a national non-profit representing all segments of the travel industry.

Paul Whetsell – Vice Chairman

  • Former President & CEO of Loews Hotels. Former President & CEO of CapStar Hotel Company and Former Chairman & CEO of Interstate Hotels.
  • Serves on the Boards of Directors of Boyd Gaming (NYSE: BYD) and NVR, Inc.

Kirk Kinsell – President & CEO

  • Former President, The Americas, Former President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Former Executive Director, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).
  • Serves on the Board of Directors of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (NASDAQ: PLKI).

Matthew Brenner – Chief Financial Officer

  • Brenner joined Loews Hotels in 2014 as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller, where he quickly made strong and positive impacts by enhancing stakeholder relationships and developing the multi-year strategy for the company.
  • Prior to joining Loews Hotels, he spent more than 13 years working for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in both the Chicago and New York offices, in a variety of senior leadership positions. Brenner’s last role with PwC was as a member of the company’s investment management and real estate practices. Previously he also worked within the Accounting Services Group and the SEC Group.

John Cottrill – Executive Vice President, Operations

  • Former Senior Vice President for Product and Brand Management at Ritz-Carlton.
  • Former Executive Vice President of Operations at Brooks Brothers.
  • Previously held senior operations positions at Ritz-Carlton, Westin, and Hyatt.

Michael Palmeri – Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development

  • Former Vice President at Abacus Lodging Investors
  • Former Director at Chartres Lodging Group
  • Has acquired more than $5.0 billion in lodging real estate, comprising of investment strategies with a heavy emphasis on opportunistic rebranding and repositioning, as well as brand development.
  • Has also held senior management roles in leading asset management efforts in the implementation of repositioning investment strategies.

Constantine Dimas – Senior Vice President & Chief Business Officer, OE Collection

  • Former Senior Vice President of Asset Management & Owner Relations and Vice President of Food & Beverage for Loews Hotels.
  • Former Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY).

Oliver Bonke - Chief Commercial Officer 

  • Former head of The Americas Commercial Team for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
  • Former Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Europe, Middle East and Asia for Starwood

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