Red Lion Hotels Corporation added two industry experts, Phil Lovas and Mike Castro, as regional VP of lodging development for the company.
Phil Lovas has more than a decade of experience in the hospitality industry. He joins Red Lion having worked most recently for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), where he was regional director of franchise development. Prior to that, Lovas established franchise sales experience with Cendant Corporation where he primarily handled new build developments and conversions in the Mountain West region. Additionally, he serves on the Phoenix Film Foundation Board of Directors.
Mike Castro has been with Red Lion Hotels Corporation since 2010, most recently as VP, brand services. He is a 20 year hospitality veteran who began his career with Red Lion Hotels serving in various leadership roles at both the corporate and the hotel level. Castro also worked for Sage Hospitality, CSM Corporation and Hilton Hotels Corporation