Greystone Hotels adds former Hilton, Kimpton HR director to its corporate office

Silicone Valley's Hotel Los Gatos. Photo credit: Greystone Hotels

Greystone Hotels, an independent hotel and hospitality management company, appointed Jennifer Colvin as its new corporate director of human resources. Colvin has more than 12 years of human resources experience in the hospitality industry, bringing to Greystone Hotels an expertise centered around the constant improvement of company culture, employee retention and brand-wide operations and initiatives. Eric Horodas, president of Greystone Hotels, made the announcement.

Jennifer Colvin. Photo credit: Greystone Hotels

“I feel incredibly lucky to be joining Greystone Hotels, with such a fantastic team at properties up and down the West Coast,” Colvin said in a statement. “Greystone has a unique culture of excellence—both internally and externally—and I am thrilled to be a part of that impressive tradition.”

Colvin's experience includes past work as director of human resources for Hilton Worldwide Hotels, area director of people and culture at Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants and most recently corporate director of human resources at Kaizen Dining Group. Colvin received the Circle of Excellence Award from Hilton Worldwide during her five-year tenure on staff.

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“Jennifer Colvin is a wealth of knowledge, an outstanding team player, and an inspiring leader with an impressive background in the hospitality industry,” Horodas said in a statement. “Jennifer’s expertise will greatly benefit each of our property teams and Greystone Hotels as a whole, and we’re very excited to welcome her to the team.”

Born and raised in Saint Louis, Mo., Colvin received her bachelor of science in recreation management from Culver-Stockton College, and later graduated from Penn State University with a master’s degree in human resources management. Colvin has since earned several professional certifications from both the Human Resource Certification Institute and the Society of Human Resources. In her spare time, she enjoys watching the San Francisco Giants, traveling to Disneyland, and playing with her three pet parrots.

Greystone Hotels was founded in 1995 by president and CEO Eric Horodas and Peter Trethewey. Greystone owns and manages 11 properties in California and Oregon, with a 12th hotel under construction in downtown Santa Rosa.