Atlanta-based Hotel Equities appointed Wesley Ludloff to GM of the Island House Hotel, a 161-room beach front, full-service property in Orange Beach, Ala. The hotel begins a comprehensive renovation following the summer season, which will convert it to a DoubleTree by Hilton.
Located at 26650 Perdido Beach Blvd. in Orange Beach, Ala., the hotel is near the Pensacola International and Mobile Regional Airports, and is accessible to both. Ludloff has responsibility and oversight for the operations, food & beverage, sales & marketing and revenue management strategies of the property.
“Leadership is especially critical during a renovation and Wes is the perfect choice for GM,” said Dominic Buompastore, Hotel Equities’ VP of operations-full service & resorts. “He will lead the hotel to new heights as he manages its renovation to the popular, upscale DoubleTree by Hilton brand and guides the re-positioning of this beautiful all-Gulf-view asset. Wes’s extensive Food & Beverage and hospitality experiences have positioned him for this incredible opportunity.”
Hotel Equities promoted Ludloff from his post as the GM of the Wyndham Garden Hotel. The hotel had 220 rooms and suites and meeting space on the East Bank of New Orleans in Metairie, La.
With more than 18 years in the hospitality industry, he joined Hotel Equities in early 2015 from the Hotel Blackhawk, a member of Historic Hotels of America located in Davenport, Iowa, where he served as GM of the hotel. Previously, Ludloff was GM of The Mayo Hotel, a member of Historic Hotels of America, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He also served as quality assurance manager and as director of food & beverage with Orient-Express Hotels.
A native of Hilo, Hawaii, Ludloff attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he studied business administration and kinesiology before beginning his career in hospitality. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family and playing guitar.