James Carroll, president & CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts, appointed David J. Makarsky as COO. Makarsky joins Crestline from Gold Key/PHR Hotels & Resorts where he was EVP of resorts. Makarsky's appointment comes as Crestline begins a period of rapid expansion including its recent announcement of the addition of 34 full, select and extended stay hotels in 15 states, adding 4,681 guestrooms to Crestline's managed portfolio.
"Dave brings tremendous expertise in hospitality management to this new role," Carroll said. "His career spans all aspects of our business from operations to finance as well as human resources and food & beverage. Dave's knowledge, experience and managerial skills will be an asset to our ongoing commitment to create value for our owners, all the while enhancing the guest experience."
Makarsky's career spans more than 30 years, including a 15-year tenure with B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group where he held multiple management positions culminating in SVP of operations. Makarsky is a graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, N.Y. He has been recognized as Outstanding Chief Operating Officer by Washington SmartCEO Magazine and has received the HR Leadership Award of Greater Washington, Excellence in Innovation.