Meet Interstate's new SVP of operations

(Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa)

Interstate Hotels & Resorts appointed Michael Miner as SVP of operations. Reporting directly to Ted Knighton, Interstate's president and COO, Miner will be responsible for leading overall performance results at full-service hotels in the New York region and other select markets.

Miner began his career with Interstate Hotels & Resorts as general manager overseeing the Memphis Marriott, Minneapolis Marriott Southwest and Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa over the course of 11 years prior to joining Starwood Hotels & Resorts as an area managing director in New Orleans and Chicago, where he supervised an aggregate of 21 properties, resulting in three major industry awards in five years.

Miner then joined KOR Group in 2003 as an area GM with responsibilities in Los Angeles and San Francisco prior to rejoining Interstate as GM with the Westin Bonaventure in 2006. Preceding his return to Interstate as SVP of operations, Miner was most recently at HEI Hotels since 2007, managing a mix of assets including Starwood, Marriott, Hilton and IHG properties throughout major U.S. markets.

"Michael possesses remarkable talent, exceptional owner and brand relations, and deep operations experience that will be invaluable to leading the results for our full-service branded and independent hotels in New York City," said Ted Knighton, Interstate's president and COO. "With a successful track record, he brings strong leadership and experience to our team, and brings superior strategic value to Interstate and our hotel owners."