Curtis Osekowsky joins Choice Hotels as VP of franchise services

The WoodSpring Suites Washington Everett. Photo credit: Choice Hotels International

Choice Hotels International appointed Curtis Osekowsky to VP of franchise services.

Curtis Osekowsky. Photo credit:
Choice Hotels International

In this role, Osekowsky will lead Choice’s nationwide, field-based franchise services organization which delivers business analysis and performance consulting support to nearly 5,800 domestic hotels. The company’s franchise services organization strategically engages franchisees to help them benefit from the company’s many resources and programs that can help optimize franchisee profitability and guest satisfaction.

“Choice Hotels champions owner success and profitability and is committed to helping franchisees maximize their potential by offering best-in-class training, individualized consulting, and tailored resources,” John Bonds, SVP of enterprise operations and technology, Choice Hotels, said in a statement. “Curtis brings extensive industry knowledge and expertise which will help improve and amplify our franchise service offerings.”

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Osekowsky joins Choice Hotels with more than 20 years of industry experience. Most recently, he served as regional VP of operations at Radisson Hotel Group, where he oversaw the performance of Radisson branded hotels throughout the United States, Costa Rica and Panama. Earlier in his career, Osekowsky held various leadership positions related to operations, revenue management and sales. He earned his bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University and master of business administration from Liberty University.

“Over the past several years, I have seen Choice deliver best-in-class franchisee performance support and I am delighted to lead a team of this caliber with a company that values franchisee profitability, innovation and inclusion,” Osekowsky said in a statement.

Choice Hotels International operates more than 6,800 hotels, representing more than 550,000 rooms in more than 40 countries and territories.

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