BIRMINGHAM, AL—HP Hotels has appointed Charles Oswald as president and CEO. He was formerly president and COO. Oswald joined HP Hotels in 2012. In the role of CEO, Oswald is responsible for the company vision, hotel performance and day-to-day operational execution.
With more than 25 years of hotel and resort experience—with Hilton, Marriott, Starwood, Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Choice and independent hotels—Oswald is knowledgeable in all phases of hotel operations from concept and opening to operational execution, as well as long-term financial planning, according to the company.
Prior to joining HP Hotels, Oswald served as VP of operations with Noble Investment Group. He also developed or co-authored many of the organization’s key enterprise solutions used for revenue generation, profit analysis and annual business planning. Since joining HP, the organization has more than doubled annual revenues, according to the company.
“Charles has been a key component to the growth and success of HP Hotels over the past 5 years,” said Mike Hines, chairman, HP Hotels. “As CEO, he will build on the strong foundation we have laid, drive the HP Hotels team to reach for new heights…”