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Archive for June, 2014

New Search: Extended Stay America SVP Operations

We have been engaged by Extended Stay America to recruit an operations executive to lead 180 properties located from Texas into Canada generating revenues of approximately $300 million.   Based in Charlotte, NC, Extended Stay America (ESA) (NYSE: STAY) is the largest owner/operator of company-branded hotels in North America.  ESA operates in the extended stay lodging industry, [...]

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NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference Debrief

As reported in various industry media, I found the mood optimistic and energetic at NYU.  The angst from prior conferences over rates, asset value and access to capital has been replaced with focus on growing businesses, harvesting invested capital and building brands.  The CEO panel with Allen Smith/Four Seasons, Richard Solomons/IHG, Arne Sorenson/Marriott and Fritz [...]

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Kirk Kinsell Recognized By UJA-Federation of New York

We enjoyed seeing friends and colleagues after NYU at the UJA reception honoring Kirk Kinsell of IHG.   Good people doing great work.  

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I’ve always found him to be the consummate professional. He works very hard to understand the client’s need and has an expansive network which allows him to execute against the strategy.  Larry is ethical beyond reproach and understands how to gently nudge the process forward and across the finish line.
Bill Upshaw, President Lodging and Residential, TPI Hospitality
In early 2013, we engaged Larry Mendez at Bannerot Partners to conduct a search for a chief operating officer for our company, Supertel Hospitality – a publicly traded REIT located in Omaha, Nebraska. I was familiar with Larry through his work in the hotel industry, and our Board of Directors endorsed the assignment. Larry was incredibly thorough, communicative, and effective throughout the process. In the end, we hired a very qualified candidate that fit our culture perfectly.
Mr. Kelly Walters, CEOSupertel Hospitality
“I highly recommend Larry Mendez and Bannerot Partners. In the search work that Larry did for us, he was able to identify high caliber candidates in a relatively short time span. We were pleased with the professionalism of the process and the final outcome. “
Bob Joyce, EVP Human Resources, Extended Stay America