New York, NY (PRWEB) May 19, 2011
Scout Hotel & Resort Management, LLC Chairman John Allison announced today that hospitality industry veteran Robin Kirk has joined the Company to serve as Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Mr. Kirk served in senior executive roles with increasing responsibility at Sage Hospitality Resources as Division VP (Denver), EVP of Meristar Hotels and Resorts (Washington, DC), and President of CSM Lodging (Minneapolis).
“Scout is delighted to have an operations executive with such a strong background in both independent resorts and branded hotels,” said Allison. “Robin will be invaluable overseeing hotel operations at Scout’s current portfolio of five properties on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and on the Gulf Coast of Florida. In addition, Robin’s history with branded hotels at every level is as long and deep as anyone I know in the hospitality industry and that is one area where Scout expects to grow.”
Immediately prior to joining Scout, Mr. Kirk built a new management team for The Briad Group of Livingston, NJ, a privately held company which owns and manages ten hotels. While at Briad, he hired the management and operating team, implemented new operating systems, and opened three new hotels: two Hilton brands and one Marriott brand.
“I am personally so enthused to have someone like Robin join our team. He is the right operations manager at the right time for an organization geared to grow and that’s exactly what Scout expects to do,” commented Scout’s Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Masood Bhatti. “We review literally dozens of management and/or acquisition opportunities every week and Robin will be a key contributor to expediting that process.”
Upon graduating with Honors from the University of York in England, Mr. Kirk commenced his hospitality career in sales with Hilton at the Waldorf Astoria. This led to becoming GM of The Philadelphia Hilton & Towers and GM of The Hotel Hershey from his position as Senior VP of Hershey Resort Group. He subsequently held a senior role at Meristar.
About Scout Hotel & Resort Management, LLC
Scout Hotel & Resort Management, LLC is a hospitality acquisition, development and management company with offices in New York City and Nantucket. Scout CEO is Kevin Fox and the Managing Partners are Masood Bhatti and Alan Worden.
The company’s current properties, both owned and/or managed, include The Harbor View and The Kelley House hotel located in Edgartown, MA, The Westmoor Club on Nantucket, the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth, MA and the Plantation on Crystal River on Florida’s Gulf Coast. More information about the firm is available at http://www.scout-capital.com.
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