B.F. Saul Group appoints former Starwood manager as VP of operations

B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group manages the Hay Adams hotel in Washington, D.C.

B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group, an owner and operator of full-service, select-service and extended-stay hotels, hired Douglas Wilkins as SVP of operations for the company. Wilkins will be responsible for executing the company’s operational objectives, and will report directly to Mark Carrier, president of B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group.

Doug Wilkins

“We are honored to bring Douglas in and have him be a part of the B. F. Saul family,” Carrier said in a statement. “I have full confidence in his abilities and extensive hospitality knowledge, as well as his commitment to deepening the One Team! culture and values of the company.”

Wilkins most recently served as area managing director for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. His area included six brands, 7,000 rooms, more than 4,000 associates and generated more than $650 million in revenue. He has more than 30 years of experience in operations, brand building, sales and marketing, finance, human resources, strategic planning, owner relations, new builds/transitions, food-and-beverage and entertainment programming.  

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Wilkins attended Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa. He is a past vice chairman for the American Hotel & Lodging Association affiliate in Pennsylvania, and has served on the executive committee for the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau and on the board of directors for the Starwood Associate Relief Fund.

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