Kinsell exits after two years with hotelier
Jonathan Tisch is returning to the role of Loews Hotels president and ceo following the resignation of Kirk Kinsell, who decided to leave the company for personal reasons. Tisch will continue to serve as chairman of Loews Hotels and board co-chairman of its parent company, Loews Corp., in addition to his ceo position.
“Loews Hotels has never been stronger,” says Tisch. “During Kirk's tenure as ceo, there have been many positive changes at the company, and we fully intend to build on that success.”
Kinsell joined Loews Hotels as president and ceo in 2014 after spending 19 years in senior positions at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and more than 35 years in the hospitality sector. Tisch was Loews Hotels ceo from 1989 to 2012 and has held leadership positions within the company since, according to published reports.
The New York-based luxury hotelier has three brands: Loews Hotels & Resorts, Loews Regency and OE Collection. The company owns and/or operates 25 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada, including the newly acquired Hotel 1000 in downtown Seattle, which will be re-branded into a Loews Regency in 2017.
“Loews Hotels will remain focused on opportunistically growing in key markets with our group hotels and resort destinations,” adds Tisch.
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