4 hotel companies make leadership appointments

Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront
As Atrium Hospitality's new CFO, Chris Dunne will oversee corporate and hotel accounting, treasury, tax, payroll, information technology and procurement platforms for the hotel operator’s 84-hotel portfolio, which includes the Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront. Photo credit: Atrium Hospitality
Peter Twachtman. Photo credit: Lark Hotels

Lark Hotels, Atrium Hospitality, New Castle Hotels & Resorts and Remington Hotels have made new appointments to their upper leadership.

Lark Hotels, a hospitality brand with 25 boutique properties, named Peter Twachtman CEO. Twachtman will work hand-in-hand with the company’s founder and leader since 2012, Robert Blood, who will now assume the role of president and focus on creative development and expansion. Twachtman brings more than 20 years of experience to his new position. Most recently, he served as COO for Migis Hotel Group.

Hotel operator Atrium Hospitality appointed Chris Dunne, a more than 20-year veteran of hospitality operations finance, as the company's CFO. In the newly created role, Dunne will oversee corporate and hotel accounting, treasury, tax, payroll, information technology and procurement platforms for the hotel operator’s 84-hotel, 20,897-room portfolio. Before joining Atrium, Dunne spent more than 18 years with IHG, where he most recently served as VP operations finance, Americas.

At New Castle Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality investment, development and management company promoted Guido Kerpel from VP of operations to COO. Kerpel joined New Castle in 1999 as GM of the Westin Nova Scotian before assuming broader responsibilities for development and operations of the company’s Canadian and Northeastern U.S. portfolio. Under his leadership, the company grew its Canada presence from one hotel to eight.

Remington Hotels appointed Tom Riley SVP of business development, where he will work to grow the company’s third-party platform with specific emphasis on the eastern region. Riley joined Remington with nearly 30 years of hospitality experience. His past roles include SVP of development for Marcus Hotels & Resorts, VP of development for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and, most recently, SVP of business development for Hospitality Ventures Management Group.