BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - January 09, 2013) - Hospitality Partners, a Bethesda based hotel Management Company, announced that Michael James has been named President and CEO. Mr. James will be taking the leadership reigns from Michael M. Dickens who has been President of the company since its inception in 1986.
Mr. James has over 30 years of hospitality experience in managing a wide array of hotels, both independent and franchise, including Sheraton, Guest Quarters Suites, Embassy Suites, Doubletree and Marriott. Mr. James joined Hospitality Partners in 1989 and spent a decade in the Washington D.C. area as General Manager of several properties in the District and Northern Virginia. With the company's acquisition of the Carousel Oceanfront Hotel and Condominiums, Mr. James was named Managing Partner of the Ocean City, MD resort in the spring of 2000. In 2011, Mr. James was instrumental in expanding HP's resort presence as a partner in the purchase and repositioning of Atlantic Oceanfront Inn and Coastal Palms Inn & Suites. Both properties now operate under the umbrella of the Carousel Group.
Mr. James serves as President of the Governor's Economic Development Committee for Ocean City, and is currently on the Board of Directors for Atlantic General Hospital, Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, Ocean City Tourism Advisory Board and the Industry Advisory Board for the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. Mr. James served as Chairman of Maryland Tourism Development Board from 2003 through 2007.
Michael James said after the company announcement, "I have worked with this talented group for more than 24 years, and I am very excited to lead this company as we focus on creating the best possible results and experience for our associates, our hotel owners and of course, our guests."
About Hospitality Partners
Founded in 1986, by Mike Dickens, John Vernon and Fred Palloni, Hospitality Partners is a privately owned hotel management company with a broad range of experience operating Marriott, Hilton, IHG, boutique and resort hotels in the Mid-Atlantic region as well as in consulting and asset management. For the locations of Hospitality Partners' hotels and additional information, visit www.hospart.com.
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