PHG appoints new VP of ops for its Meritage Collection

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Pacific Hospitality Group appointed Robb Walker as VP of operations for the Meritage Collection – the company’s lifestyle and luxury hotel portfolio. Walker is responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations for the six hotels and resorts located in iconic destinations in Hawaii and throughout California.

Walker joins the Meritage Collection with more than 30 years of hotel and resort experience leading operations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Before joining the Meritage Collection, he served as SVP of operations at SilverBirch Hotels and Resorts and provided strategic leadership to a portfolio of branded and independent properties while also spearheading several development and repositioning projects.

“Robb notes that luxury hospitality, like luxury goods, relies on the skill of artisans who bring their unique perspectives and passion to their craft, and we are excited to have such a great talent join our team,” said Steve Arnold, president and COO, Pacific Hospitality Group. “We look forward to the continued growth of the Meritage Collection with his wealth of experience and leadership.”

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Robb Walker

Walker’s experience also includes five years with Dolce International as regional VP overseeing the resort and hotel operations in the U.S. Southwest and five years with Benchmark Hospitality as resident and GM in resort destinations in Oahu, Hawaii and Lake Tahoe, Calif.

The Canadian-born hotelier is a graduate of Western University in London, Ontario, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and also holds the designation as a certified board director from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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