Davidson Hospitality Group has announced the appointment of Seth McDaniels as vice president, openings and transitions. In his role, he will be responsible for directing all new-build openings, acquisitions, and dispositions across company verticals, including Davidson Hotels, Pivot and Davidson Resorts.
McDaniels joins the team from Hyatt Hotels Corporation, where he served as director of openings, transitions and brand experience, overseeing preopening and transition budget development while creating and implementing all lifestyle brand operational standards. He held a similar corporate role with Two Roads Hospitality prior to Hyatt’s acquisition of the organization in 2018. During his combined four-year tenure, he successfully transitioned, opened and dispositioned 25 properties while managing 28 new-build projects. Previously, McDaniels was general manager at The Epiphany (now Nobu Hotel Palo Alto) in Palo Alto, California, where he oversaw all operational departments and stewarded the success of the property. He also held several leadership positions with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, including The Goodland in Santa Barbara, California, and EPIC Hotel in Miami, Florida.
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