Gary Sims Joins Pyramid Resorts Group as SVP
Monday June 16th, 2014 - 10:00AM 0
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BOSTON—Gary L. Sims has joined Pyramid Hotel Group as SVP of Pyramid’s Resort Group. He will be responsible for overseeing the company’s resort properties under management.
“Resort management is one of our core strengths, and Gary’s joining our senior management team reflects our continued commitment to be a leader in this specialized segment,” said Richard M. Kelleher, Pyramid’s principal and CEO.
He added, “Our management team worked with Gary earlier in his career, and we have great confidence in his resort management abilities. He brings unmatched experience in resorts from big-box to boutique, as well as a proven track record working with time-share properties. His award-winning background includes some of America’s top branded and independent, five- and four-star resorts, as well as in-depth expertise in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America.”
Sims previously was area managing director for Hilton Worldwide’s Las Vegas properties that generated $250 million in annual revenues, including four that were part of the Hilton Grand Vacation Division. He is the former managing director of the La Quinta Resort & PGA West—A Waldorf Astoria Resort. He oversaw the 800-room resort, 25,000 sq.-ft. spa, 42 court tennis center and nine golf courses.
Prior to that, he was EVP and partner in Trust Hospitality, a third-party management company specializing in luxury, boutique/lifestyle hotels, working on projects in Belize, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Columbia, Honduras, Montenegro and Portugal. He previously was president and CEO of Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts, a global brand that also included beach clubs, restaurants and nightclubs.
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