Officials of The Dow Hotel Company, a national hotel owner/investor and operator, promoted Steve Griffin to EVP and CFO and Randall King to EVP and COO.
“Having joined the Dow Company in 2001 and 2006 respectively, Randall and Steve have been instrumental in the growth and direction of this company,” Murray L. Dow II, founder and president of DHC, said in a statement. “With nearly 50 combined years of hotel experience between them, they are well poised to help us achieve our aggressive growth goals as we look to expand our portfolio of upper upscale, first class hotels throughout the United States. Their counsel has been invaluable, and I look forward to the direction we collectively take moving forward. With a current projected pipeline, 2019 looks to be a record year for us.”
Griffin most recently was SVP of finance, where he focused on risk-management and cost-control strategies. In his new role, in addition to his existing financial responsibilities, Griffin also will provide oversight for The Dow Hotel Company's human resources. Before joining DHG, he was CFO for online wine auction house WineBid.com. He also held the same position with Tully’s Coffee Company, helping to grow the company from three domestic outlets to 140 stores internationally. A certified public accountant, Griffin received his B.A. in business administration - accounting from the University of Washington.
King formerly was SVP of company operations at DHG. As his role expands, he also has been given responsibility for the company’s food-and-beverage concept expansion. He joined DHC in 2001 as the GM for the Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago O'Hare Rosemont in Rosemont, Ill., and before that he held a variety of sales, marketing and revenue-management roles with Marriott International, Montclair Hospitality and Interstate Hotels & Resorts. King received his B.S. in business from Western Michigan University.
Founded in 1997, Seattle-based The Dow Hotel Company is a hotel owner, investor and operator of hotels throughout the United States.