Vesta Hospitality promotes Mark Hemmer to president

Vesta Hospitality operates hotels in the United States and Canada, including the Embassy Suites by Hilton Jacksonville (Fla.) Baymeadows. Photo credit: Hilton
Mark Hemmer. Photo credit: Vesta Hospitality

Vesta Hospitality promoted COO Mark Hemmer to president. In his new role, he will continue to supervise all field functions related to Vesta’s hotels, as well as explore expanded management platforms for Vesta to support the company’s continued portfolio growth.

“Mark is a tireless worker, does an outstanding job and he is one of the biggest proponents of Vesta’s mission, vision and values,” Rick Takach, Vesta Hospitality’s chairman/CEO, said in a statement. “This is a big announcement for me personally, as Vesta has never had a president other than myself. I could not be more proud to announce Mark in this new position.”

Hemmer joined Vesta Hospitality in 2006 as VP of operations, a role he held until becoming COO seven and half years ago. Before joining the company, he served as regional director of operations for First Hospitality Group, where he oversaw the operation of 15 hotels.

“This past year a strong one for Vesta, as we have been steadily adding to our number of properties under management,” Takach said. “This consolidation allows me to focus on Vesta’s portfolio development, which we also expect to provide more advancement opportunities for all Vesta team members.”