Hotel Equities (HE) announced the formation of the firm’s Full Service & Resorts Division, and named long-time industry veteran Dominic Buompastore as the VP of operations, Full Service & Resorts. Buompastore reports to Chuck Powell, SVP of operations.
Buompastore’s responsibilities include oversight of all full-service and resort operations including renovation and design, as well as food and beverage for the firm’s portfolio. He works with Hotel Equities’ executive team, as well as the regional directors of operations, sales and revenue management to ensure a consistent approach to implementation, improvement and results.
Currently the full service and resort division covers about ten percent of Hotel Equities’ 100-hotel portfolio and the firm expects the division to double in size over the next 12-16 months.
More than 29 years ago, Buompastore began his career in hospitality at a Hyatt hotel in Cherry Hill, N.J. Since then he has worked for a number of Hyatt hotels in positions of increasing importance and responsibility for nearly three decades. He came to Hotel Equities from the Hyatt Regency Birmingham, formerly The Wynfrey Hotel, a 329-room historic property with 34,000 square feet of meeting space and two restaurants where he served as GM after a $14-million renovation and rebranding. He successfully raised market share, increased service scores and grew occupancy, RevPAR and revenues to record levels over a two-year period.
Buompastore's previous positions included executive assistant manager at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, one of Hyatt’s largest convention hotels and as the executive assistant manager at both the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo., and the Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in Orlando, Fla. Early in his career, he progressed through the ranks in several consecutive management positions at multiple Hyatt locations including Dallas, Texas and Cambridge, Mass.