Hotel Equities appoints new VP of operations

Hotel Equities has named Jenn Thompson as the company's new VP of operations.

In her new role, Thompson reports directly to Peter Tziahanas, SVP of operations, and provides support and oversight of key assets to include HE’s owned properties within the firm’s growing U.S. portfolio.

“Jenn joins HE with extensive hospitality experience and operations expertise,” Tziahanas said in a statement. “Her enthusiasm and aptitude have kept her at the forefront of the ever-changing hospitality industry throughout the entirety of her career. She is a tremendous asset and will help elevate the efforts of our operations team.”

Thompson began her career as the youngest GM in the Western Americas for Marriott International, then opened hotels in six states and worked with every major hotel brand in both focused and full-service capacities. She opened the first Hyatt in the state of Oregon, then took the reins as general manager of the Bidwell Hotel by Marriott in City Center Portland Oregon before holding roles as area general manager for Atrium Hotels. 

Most recently she held a corporate position within Interstate Hotels & Resorts, supporting transitions and major renovation projects in their portfolio.