Lodging Dynamics adds new VP of operations

Hotel management company Lodging Dynamics Hospitality Group appoints Kathleen Bates as its vice president of operations. Bates is an executive with more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

"We are excited to add Kathleen to our team," Lodging Dynamics' President and CEO Jamie Caraher said in a statement. "Her innovative and disciplined approach to operations, combined with her passionate leadership, are a powerful combination. They are an ideal blend as we continue our growth and add more complex properties to our management portfolio. She is a great addition to complement our team of world-class leaders."

Bates has spent a significant portion of her career operating Marriott, Hilton and other premium brand hotels at every level, from a single-property general manager to directing and providing oversight of hotel portfolios on a regional or national level. 

In addition to hotel portfolios, Bates most recently developed, implemented and oversaw hoteling and home-sharing services across a nationwide group of Class A multi-family communities. In this role, she developed an operational platform to support critical services and processes for a seamless customer experience while ensuring critical outcomes for the company.