ROSEMONT, IL—First Hospitality Group, Inc. (FHG), a national hospitality management and development company, has tapped Bob Habeeb, president and COO, as its next CEO.
“With 18 years of history at FHG, Bob has embraced the company’s culture and proven his ability to lead and inspire our team as we grow,” said Stephen L. Schwartz, founder, chairman and current CEO of FHG. “We look forward to continuing to build on the reputation of FHG as we create a brand that is both trusted and valued by our associates, clients and partners. It is an exciting time as we embark on the next 30 years under his capable stewardship.”
Habeeb was selected to lead the company into its next chapter due to his wide-reaching industry relationships, proven track record of innovation regarding development opportunities, superior operating performance and the long tenure of his management team, said Schwartz.
“I am excited for the future and grateful to my team for their consistent focus on delivering results,” said Habeeb. “This transition offers us the opportunity to rededicate ourselves to our core values and look to the future, while remaining focused on creativity and innovation.”
Habeeb has more than 25 years of high-profile, multi-unit experience in hotel, resort and food and beverage management. During his career, he has successfully operated hospitality businesses in virtually every aspect of the industry, including luxury, select service, resort hotels, restaurants, and golf and ski operations.