IRVING, TX—FelCor Lodging Trust Inc. has appointed Steven R. Goldman to be the real estate investment trust’s CEO, effective March 1. He will also join FelCor’s board of directors. Troy A. Pentecost will continue as president and COO, after serving as interim senior executive officer since Sept. 2016.
Goldman has been involved in all aspects of the hospitality industry for more than 33 years. Most recently, Goldman was a managing director at Starwood Capital Group, where he served as president of Starwood Capital Group’s affiliate SH Group. Prior to that, he was CEO of Groupe du Louvre, one of Starwood Capital Group’s portfolio investment holding companies based in France.
“Steve is a tremendously talented executive who brings an ideal combination of operational and transactional experience to our company, as we continue to pursue all paths to create value for shareholders,” said Thomas J. Corcoran, Jr., FelCor’s chairman of the board. “He has worked with many leading hotel companies and demonstrated an exceptional ability to generate returns for investors at the property, portfolio, and corporate levels. We look forward to working closely with Steve and the entire senior management team as we continue to execute our initiatives to build shareholder value.”