Ronald Vlasic is in as Hostmark Hospitality Group’s new chief operating officer. In his new role, he will oversee and grow the company’s third-party management portfolio of branded and independent hotels across the U.S., helping the company expand into new markets and segments.
Vlasic brings over 25 years of experience to the position. He most recently worked with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, where he started as a general manager of the company’s then two largest assets. His tenure led to vice president of operations, where he oversaw the direct management of 22 properties and was responsible for creating and maintaining brand standards as the company grew into the Midwestern and East Coast markets.
“I will leverage Hostmark’s five-decade-plus history as a leading hotel operator focused predominantly in the Midwest with my own regional and nationwide connections as we grow into additional markets and new segments across the country,” says Vlasic. “I will apply what I’ve learned in previous roles and take the company’s vision to apply nationwide. With a robust pipeline and strong industry fundamentals still very much in play, we plan to triple our portfolio over the next several years.”
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