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Island Hospitality Management In the Press

Stay up-to-date on news about Island Hospitality Management, including new partnerships, promotions, and industry awards.

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October 2022

Changing Behaviors Give US Hoteliers Optimism About Group Demand Recovery

Hoteliers across the U.S. are looking ahead to the next phase of group travel recovery with optimism, though some questions still remain around certain demand segments.

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October 2022

Island Hospitality to manage New York hotel

Island Hospitality Management has assumed operations of the 143-room Hilton Garden Inn Westchester Dobbs Ferry in New York, bringing Island’s portfolio of third-party operated hotels to 83 nationwide.

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September 2022

Better Visibility into 2023 Helps Normalize Hotel Budgeting Process


The recovery of the U.S. hotel industry from the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed to the point that many hoteliers budgeting for 2023 can see some return to normal.

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July 2022

Island Hospitality Management Assumes Management of Three WaterWalk Properties to Expanding Portfolio

Officials of Island Hospitality Management, the premier third-party management company for select-service and upscale, extended-stay hotels in the United States, announced today that the company has added three WaterWalk properties with two different ownership groups to its ever-growing, nationwide portfolio. The properties are located in Centennial, Colo., and San Antonio and Richardson, Texas.

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May 2022

Wheelock Street Capital Announces Acquisition of Two Premium Limited Service Hotels in San Diego, California

Wheelock Street Capital announced it has acquired two premium limited service assets in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Gaslamp located at 453 Sixth Ave., and the Moxy San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter, located at 831 Sixth Ave. from San Diego based J Street.

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April 2022

Mission Hill Hospitality Acquires Dual-Branded Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites Boston Waltham

Mission Hill Hospitality, a KSL Capital Partners portfolio company focused on transforming select-service and extended-stay hotel investing, announced it has acquired the Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites Boston Waltham in Massachusetts. Island Hospitality, the premier third-party management company for select-service and upscale, extended-stay hotels in the United States, will operate the hotels on behalf of Mission Hill Hospitality. These are the 17th and 18th hotels added to the Mission Hill Hospitality portfolio since the company was launched 12 months ago. Terms of the deal are undisclosed.

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April 2022

Gregg Forde Promoted to President & COO of Island Hospitality Management

Officials of Island Hospitality Management, the premier third-party management company for select-service and upscale, extended-stay hotels in the United States, announced today that the company has promoted Gregg Forde to president. In his new role, he will oversee the company’s day-to-day operations and overall strategic vision.

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March 2022

Drew Allison has been appointed EVP at Island Hospitality Management LLC in West Palm Beach

Allison began his career with Island Hospitality as manager of the Residence Inn, Silicon Valley II in 2005. During his tenure with the company, he has worked in 11 different roles across the United States including area manager, regional vice president and senior vice president of operations

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March 2022

Island Hospitality Management Assumes Operations of the Hilton Garden Inn Destin Miramar Beach in Florida

Officials of Island Hospitality Management, the premier third-party management company for select-service and upscale, extended-stay hotels in the United States, announced today that the company has taken over operations of the 111-room Hilton Garden Inn Destin Miramar Beach in Fla., on behalf of Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), a hotel real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in upscale, extended-stay hotels and premium-branded, select-service hotels.

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March 2022

John Marques has been promoted EVP Operations at Island Hospitality Management LLC in West Palm Beach

A 30-plus-year hospitality veteran, Marques joined Island Hospitality as regional director of operations in 2006. Previous roles include regional vice president for Musselman Hotels and senior vice president for Magna Hotels.

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March 2022

Island Hospitality Management Partners With DailyPay to Provide On-Demand Pay Benefits to its Employees

Island Hospitality Management, the premier third-party management company for select service and upscale extended stay hotels in the United States, today announced its partnership with DailyPay, the leading provider in on-demand pay.

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February 2022

Island Hospitality Management Adds 11 Hotels During 2021

Officials of Island Hospitality Management, the premier third-party management company for select-service and upscale extended-stay hotels in the United States, announced today that the company added 11 hotels to its third-party management portfolio during 2021. 

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February 2022

Island Hospitality Management Takes Over Management of 170-Suite Home2 Suites by Hilton Woodland Hills Los Angeles

Officials of Island Hospitality Management, the premier third-party management company for select-service and upscale extended-stay hotels in the United States, announced today that it has taken over management of the 170-suite Home2 Suites by Hilton Woodland Hills Los Angeles.

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January 2022

Island Hospitality active in its 35th year

Island Hospitality’s 35th year has been a busy one—from a new management relationship with WaterWalk to adding new properties and working to retain its employees during the labor crunch.

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November 2021

Island Hospitality Management Announces New Developments Ahead of 2022

Island Hospitality Management, the premier third-party management company for select service and upscale extended stay hotels in the United States, is commemorating 35 years with the announcement of new property additions to its portfolio of more than 70 North American hotels.

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October 2021

Island Hospitality Management Names John Abou-Ghannam Senior Vice President of Corporate IT Ops & Business Intelligence

Island Hospitality Management, the premier third-party management company for select service and upscale extended stay hotels in the United States, has named John Abou-Ghannam as Senior Vice President of Corporate IT Ops & Business Intelligence.

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March 2021

Michelle Marlowe Named Senior Vice President of Accounting At Island Hospitality Management LLC in West Palm Beach

Island Hospitality Management, the premier third-party management company for select service and upscale extended stay hotels in the United States, has named Michelle Marlowe as Senior Vice President of Accounting.

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February 2021

Mark George Appointed Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing At Island Hospitality Management LLC in West Palm Beach

Island Hospitality Management, the premier independent third-party management company for select service and upscale extended stay hotels in the United States, has announced the promotion of Mark George to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this new role, Mark will oversee sales and marketing efforts for the entire organization and lead strategies that support the changing landscape within the industry and the company itself.

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January 2021

Tonya Moore Named Senior Vice President of Human Resources At Island Hospitality Management LLC in West Palm Beach

Island Hospitality Management, the premier third-party management company for select service and upscale extended stay hotels in the United States, has announced the appointment of Tonya Moore as Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

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October 2020

Samantha Fisher Appointed Chief Investment Officer At Island Hospitality Management in Greater Los Angeles Area

Island Hospitality Management, the premier third-party management company for select service and upscale extended stay hotels in the United States, has announced the appointment of Samantha Fisher as Chief Investment Officer.

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February 2020

Island Hospitality Management Celebrates Island Week of Sales

Island Week of Sales is a week of reconnecting with past clients to create new leads and sales. Island Hospitality Management holds two Island Week of Sales events a year. 

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January 2020

Roger Pollak Appointed Executive VP and CFO At Island Hospitality Management LLC

Roger Pollak joined Island Hospitality Management's predecessor as controller in 1995 and has held progressive positions within the company, including director of financial reporting and controller, as well as senior vice president-accounting.

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January 2020

Gregg Forde Appointed Executive VP and COO At Island Hospitality Management LLC in West Palm Beach

Gregg Forde joined Island Hospitality Management's predecessor in 2003 after beginning his hospitality career with Marriott International in 1998.

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January 2020

Embassy Suites Springfield One of Few Hotels to Win 2019 Hilton Award of Excellence

Embassy Suites Springfield was recently awarded the 2019 Hilton Award of Excellence at the Hilton All-Suites Leadership Conference. The 2019 Hilton Award of Excellence is awarded to only a few hotels every year and recognizes those who achieve impressive performance results and stand out above the rest.

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