Ownership, development and management company White Lodging named two new regional leaders: Brian Hutchins as regional VP, urban and lifestyle, and Nicole Coghlan as regional director of operations, suburban select. Both will be based out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Merrillville, Ind.
Hutchins joined White Lodging following nearly five years with Wischermann Partners. He started out there as a GM before moving up to regional director of operations and, most recently, VP operations, where he oversaw all hotels in the company’s portfolio. Before that, he held various leadership positions at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Archon Hospitality (now Pillar Hotel Group) and Kinseth Hospitality Group.
White Lodging promoted Coghlan from within. She has been with the company for six years, serving as GM of the Hilton Garden Inn Hoffman Estates (Ill.) most recently and GM of the Hyatt Place Chicago/Itasca before that. Before joining White Lodging, Coghlan held leadership positions at various other properties.
White Lodging operates more than 90 hotels and 30 restaurants in 20 states. Its portfolio includes convention, urban lifestyle and suburban select hotels with more than $1 billion in managed revenue.