Provenance Hotels adds new regional director of ops for the Southeast U.S.

The Hotel Preston in Nashville.

Provenance Hotels promoted John Price to regional director of operations for the company’s independent lifestyle hotels in Tennessee and Louisiana.

John Price

In his prior role as GM of the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery in New Orleans, Price oversaw the successful renovation, repositioning and launch that earned the property accolades like being named the nation’s No. 7 city hotel by Travel + Leisure in 2016, and the No. 1 hotel in New Orleans in Conde Nast Travelers’ 2017 Readers Choice Awards. In his new role, Price will assume responsibility for Nashville’s Hotel Preston, which was itself ranked as the No. 8 hotel in the South by Conde Nast Traveler in 2017. As regional director of operations in the Southeast, Price will oversee operations, revenue generation, cost and quality management and capital planning for as well as the takeover and repositioning of future Provenance Hotels ventures in the region.

“We are excited to tap into John’s passion and depth of experience creating, launching and running lifestyle hotels and to have him championing our properties across the Southeast,” Bashar Wali, president of Provenance Hotels, said in a statement. “He has a deep love for these markets, the magic touch when it comes to creating incredible hotel experiences and will be a great leader as we continue to grow and expand our portfolio of hotels.”

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Prior to joining Provenance Hotels at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, Price served as VP of lifestyle hotels at Spire Hospitality, overseeing six independent hotels in New Orleans; Jackson, Miss.; Boca Raton, Fla.; Minneapolis; and Lake Placid, N.Y. Price has experience in the lifestyle sector, having served as GM at Sax Chicago – A Thompson Hotel in Chicago, Ill.; the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, Calif.; the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago; and the House of Blues Hotel, A Loews Hotel in Chicago.

Headquartered in Portland, Ore., Provenance Hotels specializes in the development and management of full-service boutique hotels. Provenance Hotels’ current portfolio includes 10 properties across Portland, Ore.; Seattle and Tacoma, Wash.; Nashville; and New Orleans.