NATIONAL REPORT—Javier Egipciaco has added the role of SVP to his responsibilities at Arlo Hotels. Here’s a look at that and other personnel moves.
Arlo Hotels Adds to Executive Team
Arlo Hotels has made two appointments to its executive team. Managing Director Javier Egipciaco is taking on a dual role as managing director and SVP, and Manya duHoffmann has been appointed VP of sales and marketing. Both roles oversee Arlo’s existing properties in New York City, as well as future development in core urban markets.
Egipciaco has been with Arlo Hotels since the inception of the brand in 2014. Under his leadership, the collection launched two New York City properties: Arlo SoHo in September 2016, and Arlo NoMad in November 2016. He will continue serving as the managing director of the brand, overseeing the operations of all Arlo properties, while also serving as SVP, spearheading the brand’s development into additional markets.
Prior to joining Arlo, he served as corporate director of operations for Hersha Hospitality Management’s Independent Collection Hotels. In this role, Egipciaco specialized in the development and implementation of brand-wide initiatives for HHM’s curated portfolio of independent properties. He has also held various leadership and operational roles with Park Hyatt, where he began his hospitality career.
For her part, duHoffmann joins the brand with 25 years of hospitality experience. She was most recently the regional VP of sales for Journal Hotels, where she was a member on the executive team that launched Mondrian Park Avenue, the company’s primary New York asset.
She has also held various leadership roles with hospitality brands spanning the nation, including Thompson Hotels, GFI Hotels, Standard Hotels, RockResorts International and Four Seasons Regent Hotels & Resorts. With an extensive history of launching hospitality projects, including The Standard in Downtown L.A., New York’s Ace Hotel and independent hotels such as the Refinery Hotel in New York City, duHoffmann is well versed in brand development.
PM Hotel Group Adds Two VPs
PM Hotel Group has added Nate Pinkowski as VP of revenue management and Tina Meredith as VP of portfolio revenue management strategies.
Pinkowski is responsible for developing and driving innovative revenue enhancement strategies across all chain scales, with attention to developing a culture and structure for increased analytics, reporting and forecasting accuracy.
Before joining PM Hotel Group he was a regional VP of revenue management with Crescent Hotels & Resorts, responsible for its portfolio of hotels in the Greater Washington, DC area. Prior to Crescent, he was corporate director of revenue management with B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group, managing revenue management for a portfolio of nineteen hotels.
Meredith is returning to PM Hotel Group where she was a regional director of revenue management from 2016 to 2018. Her previous experience also includes senior revenue management roles with Crescent Hotels & Resorts and Schulte Hospitality Group.
In this newly created position, she will be leading the top-down execution of revenue management strategies to the regional hotel portfolios and partnering with the property teams to maximize market share growth.
Eldorado Resorts Appoints Lepori
Eldorado Resorts Inc.’s current principal accounting officer, Stephanie Lepori, has been appointed to the additional role of chief administrative officer.
In this additional role, Lepori oversees human resources and benefits in addition to information technology, insurance placement and the company’s internal collaboration between the internal audit, compliance and risk departments. She also continues to assist the company’s chief financial officer with oversight of all accounting, treasury and financial reporting functions as principal accounting officer.
She has more than 20 years of finance and gaming industry experience. She began her career as an auditor in Las Vegas with Arthur Andersen LLP before joining Silver Legacy Casino Resort Reno as controller, where she was later appointed as director of finance and then chief financial officer. She joined Eldorado in 2014 as SVP of finance and was appointed principal accounting officer for the company in January 2016.
Magnolia Names Brown CEO
Magnolia, a digital experience and content management software provider, has appointed Tim Brown as CEO. Former CEO and co-founder, Pascal Mangold, will continue to serve on the board of directors.
Brown brings more than two decades of experience in the marketing technology industry as both a corporate executive and investor. He has served as CEO of website testing and personalization category leaders Maxymiser and Touch Clarity.
As CEO, Brown will be focused on driving global growth for the digital experience solution provider, which includes Magnolia 6, the latest version of the company’s flagship product.
TPG Architecture Promotes Lam
TPG Architecture, a New York City-based design firm, has appointed a new managing executive, Shay Lam.
Lam joined TPG Architecture in 2016 and has dedicated the past three years to building a strong roster of clients. In his time as studio creative director, he led a variety of projects within TPG Architecture’s growing hospitality practice.
Most recently, Lam and his team completed the design for Citadines Apart’Hotels—a division of The Ascott Limited in New York. The design team was tasked with creating a home away from home for guests while capturing the urban feel of New York City. Located in Midtown, ‘Citadines Connect Fifth Avenue’ reimagined the city’s iconic brownstone residences with a modern spin. Additional work includes projects for clients such as Marriott, Mack-Cali and Gunung Sewu Kencana in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Prior to joining TPG Architecture, he led design efforts at WeWork for WeLive, worked at Perkins Eastman Architects with a specialization in residential and hospitality interiors, and is an alumni of Tonychi and Associates in New York and Tamotsu Yagi Design in California.