Officials of The Dow Hotel Company, a national hotel owner/investor and operator, named Jackie Lee VP of hotel investments. In her new role, Lee will be responsible for helping grow DHC’s portfolio of full-service hotels through smaller, boutique and independent properties.
“Jackie has a sterling track record as global hospitality leader, having been instrumental in the growth of such respected hospitality entities as Interstate Hotels & Resorts, domestically and abroad,” Murray L. Dow II, founder and president, DHC, said in a statement. “With her unmatchable experience in all aspects of hospitality, from acquisitions to F&B operations, she will be a key component in our plans to further expand our portfolio of first-class, full-service hotels in markets with barriers to new entry and numerous demand generators across the United States.”
Before joining DHC, Lee held a number of roles with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, culminating with her appointment to VP of hotel investments. In that position, she played a role for direct management of the company’s U.S. hotel portfolio. While there, she also served as VP of strategic growth and corporate communications director/special assistant to the board for the company’s Shanghai division. Lee also worked for Aramark and United Nations Catering. She received her bachelor of science from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and her executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
“With its aggressive growth appetite, The Dow Hotel Company is expanding further into new segments and markets, undergoing its own internal Renaissance,” Lee said in a statement. “With this exciting backdrop, I am confident I can use my personal communication skills and professional experience to help DHC achieve its lofty goals.”
Founded in 1997, Seattle-based The Dow Hotel Company is a hotel owner/investor and operator of eight properties throughout the United States. The company’s portfolio of owned and managed properties consists of institutional-grade hotels, under full service brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree, Sheraton and Crowne Plaza. The company currently operates food and beverage facilities around the nation, with Starbucks and Tully’s coffee outlets. In addition to Masterson’s, the division’s proprietary restaurant concepts also include Basil’s Kitchen and BC Bistro.