Valencia Hotel Group's President and CEO is Recognized as a Most Admired CEO

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The company's Founder, President, and CEO is recognized as one of the Most Admired CEO's

Doyle Graham, Jr. President and CEO of Valencia Hotel Group

"We see his leadership every day and he inspires us to run the best hotels for our guests which helps us become an admired brand among guests and employees, which means everybody wins," says Amy Trench, Corporate Director of Brand Marketing & Public Relations.

Doyle A. Graham, Jr., President and CEO for Valencia Hotel Group was selected as one of Houston Business Journal’s 2019 Most Admired CEOs. He was recognized with an award on stage at the Most Admired CEO Awards Luncheon on August 22 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Doyle A. Graham, Jr., is the founder, President and CEO of Valencia Hotel Group, which focuses on the acquisition, development and management of luxury independent hotels.

“We are proud to work with a visionary like Mr. Graham and are thrilled that now all of Houston recognizes what we’ve known for years. We see his leadership every day and he inspires us to run the best hotels for our guests which helps us become an admired brand among guests and employees, which means everybody wins," says Amy Trench, Corporate Director of Brand Marketing and Public Relations.

Prior to forming Valencia Hotel Group, Mr. Graham served as President of Eland Investment Corporation and as co-founder of Molke & Graham, Inc., both Houston-based, private merchant banking firms. Prior to forming Molke & Graham, Inc., Mr. Graham developed an energy lending background with RepublicBank Dallas in 1983 where he worked in the Energy Department. During this time, Mr. Graham was engaged in oil and gas lending and also had the opportunity to work within RepublicBank Energy Finance Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the bank that specialized in mergers and acquisitions of energy companies.

Mr. Graham graduated from Texas A&M University in 1981 with a degree in Economics. He later received a Masters of Finance in 1983, also from Texas A&M University.

About Valencia Hotel Group
Houston-based Valencia Hotel Group is a fully integrated hospitality company that provides management, development, branding and repositioning services for independent, full-service hotels owned by the company, in addition to third parties. Exceptional service, style and location have become brand trademarks. Earning both national and international recognition for their distinctive designs, amenities and settings, Valencia Hotel Group properties are destinations and gathering places within their respective communities, some further benefitting from and enriching their space within the cultural heart of a city. The company continues to forge a niche with hotels that anchor and add value to urban, mixed-use environments, which further support or enhance the guest experience with superior residential, restaurant, retail and office components. The Valencia Hotel Group portfolio currently includes the Valencia brands: Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA and Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. The Sorella brand includes Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX by developer Midway. Other brands include Midway and Valencia Group’s The George™ in College Station, TX and Hotel Alessandra in Houston, TX. The Court concept brands include Lone Star Court in Austin, TX, Cavalry Court in College Station, TX and Texican Court in Irving, TX. For more information, please visit http://www.valenciahotelgroup.com.

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