Management Appointment Hospitality Ventures Management Group

Kevin Robert Area Named General Manager for Hospitality Ventures Management Group Winston Salem Complex

Hospitality Ventures Management Group

Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, private hotel management company, named Kevin Robert area general manager of the company’s recent acquisitions in the Twin City Quarter complex. In his new role, Robert will transition HVMG into the Winston-Salem market and lead the management of the area’s operations team consisting of the 315-room Marriott, the 147-room Embassy Suites, and the 100,000 sq. ft. Benton Convention Center.

“We are excited to have Kevin join our team and lead HVMG’s efforts in Winston Salem,” said Richard Jones, HVMG SVP and COO. “Kevin brings a perfect mix of operating experience and business leadership to the Twin City Quarter that will add value as we embark upon an extensive renovation of the hotels and work with the community and the City of Winston Salem to make downtown and the Benton Convention Center the region’s preferred destination for meetings and events.”

Robert offers more than 16 years of entrepreneurial hospitality experience. In addition to several successful general manager roles, he has held management company leadership roles, as well as development, asset management, and operations. Prior to joining HVMG, Robert was executive vice president of operations at Expotel Hospitality Services, president of operations at Five Points Hospitality, general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn – Arlington/Courthouse Plaza and Hilton Garden Inn in Tampa, Fla. As a partner and CEO of Pyramid Hospitality & Development, he tripled corporate revenues, grew the company from five managed hotels to 15 hotels within three years and increased portfolio performance by 16 percent in room revenue and 19 percent GOP. His GM and related experience includes franchisors such as Hilton, Marriott, Starwood and IHG, along with independent resort and boutique properties. Robert studied business management at Louisiana State University and earned a certificate in hotel administration from Michigan State University.

Hospitality Ventures Management Group is a privately owned, fully-integrated hotel investment and management group that specializes in turning around and repositioning underperforming hotels as well as maximizing the performance of stabilized hotels. It currently operates 32 hotels in 15 states totaling 5,916 guest rooms. HVMG operates independent and boutique hotels, and resorts, as well as full-service, select service and extended stay hotels under the Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Starwood and IHG brands.

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