Valencia Group Hotels Expand Their Leadership Team

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Industry Veteran, Foster Burnett, Joins Valencia Group as Area Director of Operations

Foster Burnett

"Foster's depth of experience is invaluable during this period of tremendous growth for Valencia Group," says Roy Kretschmer, Vice President of Operations.

Foster Burnett brings more than 25 years of hospitality industry experience to his new role as Area Director of Operations for Valencia Group, an award-winning, Texas-based hotel development and management company. In his new role, Burnett will be overseeing property level operations in addition to supporting the central reservations office and projects related to pre-opening for Valencia Group’s newest hotels: Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO and Lone Star Court at The Domain in Austin, TX. Both properties are slated to debut in November 2013.

According to Valencia Group’s Vice President of Operations Roy Kretschmer, “Foster’s depth of experience, which ranges from asset management and third party arrangements to the operation of franchise, corporate and independent boutique hotels, is invaluable during this period of tremendous growth for Valencia Group.”

Prior to joining Valencia Group, Foster served as Area Managing Director for the Pyramid Hotel Group. In this capacity, he was responsible for hotels throughout greater New York City. Before that, Foster was the General Manager of the Hilton Times Square in Manhattan. He has also worked for several upscale brands and properties, including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Swissotel Hotels and Resorts, The Grand Summit Resort in Park City, UT, Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH and Preferred Hotels & Resorts for La Mansion Del Rio Hotel in San Antonio, TX.

Burnett holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Psychology from Austin College in Sherman, TX. He is married to Carolina and they have two children, Franziska and Alexander.

About Valencia Group
Houston-based Valencia Group provides management, development, branding and repositioning services for independent, full-service boutique hotels owned by the company, in addition to third parties. Recognized both nationally and internationally for their exceptional service and style, Valencia Group hotels fuse a crisp, globally-inspired modern design aesthetic with warm Mediterranean influences. All three of the Valencia Group hotels have earned coveted spots on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List for 2013. This year is one of substantial growth for the company with the second Sorella - Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza – slated for an autumn opening in Kansas City, MO and a new concept: Lone Star Court. A 21st Century reinterpretation of the nostalgic motor court. Lone Star Court will premier in autumn 2013 in Austin at The Domain. For more information, please visit http://www.valenciagroup.com.

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