Casiero Joins PM Hotel Group; More Personnel Moves…

NATIONAL REPORT—PM Hotel Group has added industry veteran Lovell Casiero to its roster. Here’s a look at that and more personnel moves.

HB Exclusive: Casiero Is New SVP at PM Hotel Group

PM Hotel Group has added Lovell Casiero as its new SVP of sales and marketing. She is responsible for all aspects of property sales, marketing and revenue management, including expanding innovative multimedia strategies and social campaigns.

Most recently, Casiero served as founder/president of FLC Business Consulting, working with ownership groups on strategic acquisitions, due diligence and revenue enhancement. She previously spent 10 years with Crescent Hotels & Resorts as EVP of sales and marketing. She also held prior management roles with both Interstate Hotels & Resorts and HEI Hotels.

Choice Expands Upscale Brands Development Teams

Choice Hotels International Inc. has promoted Sonia Egyhazy to regional VP of franchise development for Cambria Hotels, and added two more team members.

Egyhazy served as director of franchise sales for Cambria in the Mid-Atlantic since 2015. In her new role, she manages the Cambria development team, supporting their efforts to source projects and execute new franchise agreements, and drive growth in targeted markets for the brand in the U.S.

In addition, Jake Fischer and Jeff Johnson have joined the company’s upscale development teams, supporting Cambria Hotels and the Ascend Hotel Collection, respectively.

As the new Cambria director of franchise sales in the Mid-Atlantic, Fischer will assume Egyhazy’s development responsibilities. Fischer started his career in operations for the Hyatt Hotels Corporation and, most recently, held the position of VP of real estate and business development at The Hotel Group.

Johnson returns to Choice Hotels as director of franchise development for the Ascend Hotel Collection in the Midwest. In his previous stint with the company, he held a variety of roles in sales. Throughout his career, he has also been a managing director and consultant at Grant Hospitality, director of hotel commercial management at American Express Global Business Travel and the director of sales for Wyndham International.

Target Lodging Adds Sahai as SVP

Target Logistics Management LLC has added Narinder Sahai as SVP, treasurer and investor relations—a new position at the company.

In his role at Target Lodging, Sahai is responsible for leading the company’s treasury function as well as communications with the investment community. His broad financial management career includes positions of increasing responsibility in several strategic finance areas covering financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial risk management, business controllership and investor relations.

Prior to joining the company, Sahai served as director of investor relations at TechnipFMC, a diversified oil field services company. Prior to this, he was regional treasurer/controller of Subsea Projects for FMC Technologies Inc., where he led teams in Asia Pacific and the Middle East region. He began his finance career at Delphi Corporation.

VICI Properties Names Valoy VP of Finance

Danny Valoy will be joining VICI Properties Inc. as VP of finance, effective Jan. 28.

Valoy will report directly to David Kieske, the company’s CFO and assist in corporate finance matters including investor relations, capital market transactions and strategy.

Most recently, he was VP in equity research at Deutsche Bank, where he worked across the gaming sector covering the REITs, operating companies and equipment manufacturers. Prior to that, he was director of corporate finance for Wynn Resorts in Macau as a member of the finance team that established Wynn in China. He started his career as a legal assistant in the corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions groups with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York and Hong Kong.

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