HEI promotes 5 executives

HEI Hotels & Resorts took over management of the Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown Center City late last year. Photo credit: Choice Hotels International (Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown Center City)

Hospitality investment and management company HEI Hotels & Resorts has appointed several company veterans to new positions. 

Karl Murphy joined HEI in 2005 and was promoted from chief revenue officer to chief commercial officer. He started his career at the property level and eventually joined the corporate office. He will be responsible for devising sales, revenue and marketing strategies aimed at harnessing the commercial power of the organization to drive growth.

Dan Walworth joined HEI in 2007 and was promoted from EVP to chief strategy & compliance officer. He has spent nearly 20 years developing and implementing innovative processes, tools, and systems across multiple industries, including financial services, healthcare, software development, wireless technologies and ultimately hospitality.

Rachel Moniz joined HEI in 2008 and was promoted from EVP, operations to chief operations officer. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of HEI and will work alongside the wider management team to set and achieve comprehensive goals for performance and growth. Moniz possesses expert knowledge in hospitality, having worked in several executive leadership positions for over 20 years in independent, luxury and lifestyle hotels before joining HEI.

Marcus Harris joined HEI in 2002 and was promoted from EVP to chief financial officer. He oversees company and property-level finances and manages accounting, investor relations, strategic planning and corporate strategy. He has brought to HEI more than 20 years of hospitality experience in both brand owned/operated assets, as well as independently owned/operated assets. Before joining the company he held various roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Marriott International.

Nigel Hurst joined HEI in 2006 and was promoted from EVP, human resources to chief human resource officer. In his new role he will continue to recruit talent for HEI and its properties while working to create a collaborative and supportive corporate culture. 

HEI Hotels & Resorts manages a portfolio of more than 85 properties across the United States, half of which are soft branded and independent hotels.