Hampshire Hotels Management LLC has announced that effective April 7, 2014, Eric Danziger has been named president and chief executive officer of the privately held group. Sant Singh Chatwal will remain chairman of the company.
“Eric is one of the most talented minds in the hospitality industry and I am pleased to welcome him to our company.” Chatwal said. “Eric is a true leader with a passionate hands-on approach, and I am confident he will enhance the brand and drive our future growth.”
Danziger, who has more than 40 years of experience in the hotel business, began his career as a bellman at The Fairmont San Francisco. Following a meteoric rise in hotel operations, Danziger assumed his first executive role with Doubletree Hotels in 1984 and has since been instrumental in the growth of Wyndham International where he served as president, Starwood Hotels and Resorts as president and CEO, Carlson Hotels Worldwide as president and COO, and Wyndham Hotel Group as president and CEO.
Most recently as president and CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group, Danziger led a global development effort, greatly expanding the footprint of the company’s 14 brands into new countries. He was also directly responsible for having the vision to leverage the strength of and synergies across all of the company’s 14 brands.
Danziger’s focus at Hampshire Hotels Management will be on growing the group’s third-party management and asset management portfolios, in addition to expanding the firm’s proprietary Dream and Night lifestyle brands.
“Built from the ground up by my longtime friend Sant Chatwal, Hampshire Hotels Management has a unique and exciting foundation of fine managed properties that reflect both the ingenuity of its home-grown lifestyle products and a proven management track record in varied tiers of hotels,” Danziger said. “I am so pleased to join the firm and its people and leverage the amazing platform which Sant created to significantly expand a multi-tiered and multi-layered owner services group. My most enjoyable business experiences have involved growing companies, and I have been so very fortunate to have participated in the dynamic growth of DoubleTree, Wyndham International, Carlson, Starwood, and Wyndham Hotel Group. I look forward to developing a similar story at Hampshire.”