Kokua Hospitality announces new appointments to leadership team
Kokua Hospitality, LLC announces today several key executive appointments with the promotion of four internal team members. As part of its ongoing effort to be the operator of choice for strategic institutional and select private lodging investors, the hotel management firm acknowledges the considerable work and effort of these individuals with the following advancements:
? Clay Spencer assumes the role of senior vice president-operations. Spencer joined Kokua Hospitality as general manager of the Chicago Allerton Hotel after holding the general manager title at Hyatt hotels around the country. In this new position, he will
oversee Chicago region hotels and corporate operation areas including, sales & marketing, human resources, and revenue management.
? An industry veteran who has secured and upheld the AAA Four Diamond distinction for a number of Loews Hotels, James LoBosco has been appointed to his new role of regional vice president. He currently manages the Embassy Suites Baltimore – Inner Harbor and oversees the Aloft Washington National Harbor, both Kokua Hospitality hotels, with additional properties in the Mid-Atlantic region to be assigned in the future.
? Brian Bolf is transitioning from regional director of revenue management to vice president of profit optimization within Kokua. Brian will head a new proprietary Revenue Management platform at Kokua and will continue to position Kokua as one of the leaders in profit optimization.
? Former director of sales and marketing for Kokua at the famed Michigan Avenue icon, the Allerton Hotel, Lea Rodriguez has been appointed as the corporate director of sales at Kokua. Her new responsibilities include supporting the Directors of Sales within the portfolio with training and laser focus on increasing group production. These new executive appointments reflect the strength and adaptability of our talented team,? said Chief Operating Officer Phil Tufano. ?The depth of the new management team will help drive our transformation as we continue to grow our hotel footprint across the country.?
Kokua Hospitality, LLC, is a hotel management firm founded by its parent, The Chartres Lodging Group, LLC, with the mandate to become the operator of choice for strategic institutional and select private lodging investors by producing superior results as turnaround specialists. Created by veteran lodging investment and management experts to appeal to an investor?s sensibility, Kokua Hospitality blends best-in-class operating practices with an owner?s DNA. Kokua Hospitality manages a growing portfolio of hotels and resorts nationwide.