ATLANTA—Hotel Equities has formed a full-service and resorts division and named industry veteran Dominic Buompastore VP/operations of the new venture.
Buompastore has oversight of all full-service and resort operations, including renovation and design, as well as food and beverage for the firm’s portfolio. He is working with Hotel Equities’ executive team, as well as the regional directors of operations, sales and revenue management.
He reports to Chuck Powell, SVP/operations.
“Hotel Equities chose Dominic to develop our full-service and resort division because he is a passionate leader with a long history and outstanding record of driving revenue and profits, strong food and beverage acumen, guest service and associate engagement,” said Brad Rahinsky, president/COO of Hotel Equities. “His entire career has been spent in the full-service arena where he gained experience and knowledge in leadership positions at airport, convention and luxury resort properties.”
Currently, the division covers about 10% of Hotel Equities’ 100-hotel portfolio, and the firm expects the division to double in size over the next 12 to 16 months.
“Dominic’s experience in repositioning and renovation of full-service hotels and resorts offers our ownership groups a unique value-add as the mid-scale full service segment continues to be strong in this cycle,” said Joe Reardon, SVP/marketing and business development.
Buompastore began his career in hospitality at a Hyatt hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ, and worked for a number of Hyatt hotels. He came to Hotel Equities from the Hyatt Regency Birmingham (formerly The Wynfrey Hotel), a 329-room historic property where he served as general manager.