Sausalito, Calif.-based hotel management company Marin Management has appointed Pat Mitchell as its president, following the retirement of founder John Manderfeld on Aug. 31.
Manderfeld revealed plans to retire earlier this year after spending more than 50 years in the hospitality industry. He will continue in an advisory role after his official retirement and will work closely with Hogan Hospitality Group—which bought Marin Management in September 2018—during the transition. Earlier this year, he received the California Lodging Investment Conference’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Helping hotel owners realize the potential of their investments and provide better experiences for their guests is the reason I founded Marin Management, and has driven my passion for hospitality throughout my career,” Manderfeld said when announcing his retirement. “It has been my great pleasure to work with some of the most talented and dedicated professionals in the hospitality industry, and I’m especially grateful to my team for their support all of these years.”
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Most recently, Pat Mitchell served as the company’s EVP as part of a year-long initiative to ensure a smooth transition to new leadership.
Mitchell joined Marin Management more than 15 years ago as regional manager and has risen through the ranks to serve as director of revenue, group VP and SVP. She has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including roles in sales and marketing, public relations and communications.
“I am honored to be part of this incredible organization and am deeply committed to leading our team through the evolving challenges ahead. I have every confidence that our properties will succeed and look forward to working together with our hotel owners to achieve operational excellence,” Mitchell said.
“Pat has provided exemplary leadership and direction for our hotel owners faced with this unprecedented crisis in recent months,” said Gary Hogan, CEO of Hogan Hospitality Group. “Pat spearheaded our critical response and recovery efforts with exceptional vision and instincts, and I look forward to the continued growth and success of Marin Management under her leadership.”
Hogan Hospitality Group and its subsidiaries—Marin Management and Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts—operate more than 30 branded and independent hotels across California, Arizona, Texas, Wyoming and Hawaii.