Executive Vice President of Operations
In his role as Executive Vice President of Operations at Loews Hotels & Resorts, John Cottrill oversees the day-to-day operations of 20 hotels throughout the U.S. and Canada. He returned to the industry he is passionate about after serving as the Executive Vice President of Operations at Brooks Brothers, where he was recruited to develop a hospitality atmosphere within the traditional retail environment.
Cottrill started his career in 1978 with Hyatt Hotels before accepting a job with Ritz-Carlton in 1983, where he eventually progressed to a general manager role. He remained in this position until 1996 before joining Westin Hotels & Resorts.
In 2000, he returned to Ritz-Carlton, once again as a General Manager, before becoming a Senior Vice President. Cottrill held this role in Product and Brand Management and additionally in the Club and Residence Operations.
Cottrill holds a degree in hotel administration from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.