Arthur Holman joins Sunridge Hotel Group as VP/operations

Fairfield Inn & Suites Sierra Vista (Ariz.) is part of Sunridge Hotel Group’s portfolio, which consists primarily of Marriott properties. Photo credit: Marriott International

Sunridge Hotel Group, a Mesa, Ariz.-based hotel owner and operator, hired Arthur Holman as VP/operations. Holman will be responsible for executing the company’s operational objectives.

Arthur Holman.
Photo credit: Sunridge Hotel Group

“We are honored to bring Arthur in and have him be a part of the Sunridge family,” Brian Welker, president of Sunridge Hotel Group, said in a statement. “Arthur has an excellent track record for achieving operational success and I have full confidence in his abilities, as well as his commitment to deepening the culture and the values of the company.” Adds Holman, “I have long admired Sunridge Hotel Group, and I am proud to be joining them as they continue to grow and develop in new areas. I look forward to bringing my experience to what is already an incredibly skilled team, and working closely with Brian and with Paul Welker, CEO.”

A 33-year veteran of the industry, Holman—who started his hotel career as a young cook in a hotel kitchen—worked across multiple disciplines and brands, including GM appointments for multiple companies in Utah and in South Florida. Holman attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, graduating from the Marriott School of Business.


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Sunridge Hotel Group owns and operates a portfolio of upscale and upper-midscale hotels located in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and California. Sunridge is focused on the development of Marriott-branded hotels, which comprise the majority of its portfolio, and developed its first Marriott hotel in 1999. In addition to its portfolio of Marriott properties, Sunridge Hotel Group also operates the Holiday Inn Express in Phoenix.

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