Prism to retain full corporate staff during pandemic

Prism Hotels & Resorts has pledged to retain 100 percent of its corporate team during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo credit: Prism Hotels & Resorts

Dallas-based Prism Hotels & Resorts, a full-service hotel management, investment and advisory services company, is retaining 100 percent of its corporate team during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to President/CEO Steve Van.

The decision stems from the company’s long-standing commitment to delivering results and maintaining excellence in any economic climate. Prism is steadfast in its top guiding principle today more than ever before: no matter what, relationships always come first, according to the company.

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“During this pandemic that has hit the hospitality industry hard and fast, Prism is focused on maintaining our commitment of delivering results at the highest level for our owners. Such performance can only exist if we continue to invest in our people first, who will in turn produce results,” Van said. “At a time when many of our competitors are cutting personnel resources by up to 70 percent, Prism has retained our full corporate team because we believe that expertise, consistent owner communication and creative problem solving are more important than ever. By only focusing on management and not owning our own hotels, we are able to focus squarely on the success of the properties we manage and continue to support our owners through this time. We recognize that while these are difficult circumstances for everyone, it’s our people that drive our success, and how we deliver for our owners right now matters more than ever before.” 

As the industry grapples with the effects of the virus, management companies are laying off staff and many hotels are closing temporarily. Prism has maintained a portfolio RevPAR index of 139.5 (growth of 35 percent).

As of Dec. 31, Prism had 28 properties with 5,261 guestrooms in its portfolio.