Hotel Equities appoints two new directors of operations

Atlanta-based Hotel Equities added two regional director of operations positions to its infrastructure and tapped industry veterans Joe Sebestyen and Tim Goodman to its roster of leaders.

Sebestyen and Goodman report to Rob Cote, the firm’s VP of operations. Each has responsibility for the oversight of multiple brands in his assigned region of the country.

A hotel management professional with more than 30 years of operational and sales experience, Joe Sebestyen oversees a portfolio of the firm’s hotels in Oklahoma and Texas. His focus is to deliver financial results through service and operational excellence.


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A former regional director of operations for both Marriott International and Compass Group, Joe began his career as a teenager at his family’s restaurant. With a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Southern Illinois University, he holds experience in managing conference centers.

Tim Goodman Joined Hotel Equities with over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Beginning his career in full service as a food & beverage director, he then moved into operations as a GM in select service continuing on into full service. Tim has held leadership positions for select service properties such as Marriott, Hilton, Drury and LaQuinta brands. On the full service side, he operated resort, airport, suburban and downtown convention center hotels in brands including Starwood, Hilton and IHG. Tim’s experience includes opening new builds and conducting major multi - million dollar renovations and brand flag changes.  


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