NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2014) - Hampshire Hotels Management, LLC, today announced that effective April 7, 2014, Eric A. Danziger has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the privately held group. Sant Singh Chatwal will remain Chairman of the Company.
Chatwal said, "Eric is one of the most talented minds in the hospitality industry and I am pleased to welcome him to our company. Eric is a true leader with a passionate hands-on approach, and I am confident he will enhance the brand and drive our future growth."
Danziger, who has more than 40 years of experience in the hotel business, began his career as a bellman at The Fairmont San Francisco. Following a meteoric rise in hotel operations, Danziger assumed his first executive role with Doubletree Hotels in 1984 and has since been instrumental in the growth of Wyndham International where he served as President, Starwood Hotels and Resorts as President and CEO, Carlson Hotels Worldwide as President and COO, and Wyndham Hotel Group as President and CEO.
Most recently as President and CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group, Danziger led a global development effort, greatly expanding the footprint of the Company's 14 brands into new countries. He was also directly responsible for having the vision to leverage the strength of and synergies across all of the Company's 14 brands.
Danziger has been the recipient of numerous Industry awards and honors including the Northern California Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in real estate, hospitality and construction. In 2011, he was the UJA Federation Honoree and in 2012, he received the coveted Arthur Landstreet award from HSMAI. Danziger has been a member of the prestigious Industry Real Estate Financing Council and the Urban Land Institute and has also served as Chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging Strategic Planning Group. He has been active with major universities, being featured as a distinguished lecturer at Cornell, in addition to his role as visiting professor at Johnson and Wales University, where he holds an honorary doctorate.
As a Member in Hampshire Hotels Management, Danziger will assume the role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hampshire Hotels Management, where his focus will be on growing the group's third party management and asset management portfolios, in addition to expanding the firm's proprietary Dream and Night lifestyle brands.
Danziger said, "Built from the ground up by my longtime friend Sant Chatwal, Hampshire Hotels Management has a unique and exciting foundation of fine managed properties that reflect both the ingenuity of its home-grown lifestyle products and a proven management track record in varied tiers of hotels. I am so pleased to join the firm and its people and leverage the amazing platform which Sant created to significantly expand a multi-tiered and multi-layered owner services group. My most enjoyable business experiences have involved growing companies and I have been so very fortunate to have participated in the dynamic growth of Doubletree, Wyndham International, Carlson, Starwood, and Wyndham Hotel Group. I look forward to developing a similar story at Hampshire."
Danziger begins his new role April 7.
About Hampshire Hotels Management, LLC
A leader in managed properties worldwide, Hampshire Hotels Management, LLC owns and manages hotels in New York and Miami as well as the United Kingdom, Thailand and India. Founded in 1986 by Sant Singh Chatwal, the New York-based company owns over 3,000 hotel rooms and oversees the development and expansion of both its luxury and lifestyle brands, including Dream Hotels, Night Hotels and The Chatwal.
Hampshire Hotels & Resorts is committed to offering travelers an authentic connection to their chosen destination through modern and innovative hospitality design, premier service and locally relevant food and beverage operations. The company's strong brand relationships with leading hotel franchises such as Wyndham Hotel Group, Hilton Worldwide, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Leading Hotels and Resorts, Preferred Hotels and Resorts, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, and Best Western strengthens its ability to achieve its growth potential and expand its portfolio in the four- and five-star franchised hotel market.
Hampshire Hotels Management, LLC's corporate offices are located at 200 West 55th Street, New York, NY.