Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) names Suzanne Saunders
Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, private hotel investment, ownership and management company, has named Suzanne Saunders its vice-president of design & construction. In her new role, Saunders will be responsible for the planning and execution of new development and renovation projects, as well as capital expense planning and execution.
“With more than twenty-five years of experience in commercial construction management in various hospitality disciplines, Suzanne is the ideal candidate to assist HVMG as we pursue additional hotel development opportunities,” said Richard Jones, senior vice president and chief operating officer, HVMG. “HVMG has a robust pipeline of design and construction projects, and I am confident Suzanne will be instrumental in leading HVMG’s efforts with our renovation and new development projects.”
Prior to joining HVMG, Saunders spent more than a decade with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, most recently serving as regional vice-president, project services/design and planning – Americas. During her tenure there, she oversaw the development and growth for all franchised Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Hotels and all owned properties throughout the Americas. She has held a number of commercial construction management positions throughout the years, including senior construction manager for Panera Bread, LLC, construction manager with Jack-in-the-Box Restaurants and senior project manager with Hilton Corporation. Saunders received her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Lamar University.
Hospitality Ventures Management Group is a privately owned, fully-integrated hotel investment and management group that specializes in turning around and repositioning underperforming hotels as well as maximizing the performance of stabilized hotels. It currently operates 30 hotels in 16 states totaling 5,568 guest rooms. HVMG operates independent and boutique hotels and resorts, as well as full-service, select-service and extended-stay hotels under the Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Starwood and IHG brands. Visit www.hvmg.com for more information.