ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—Destination Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Mark Hays as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. In his new role, Hays will oversee the corporate and property finance teams while managing all aspects of financial reporting for the company.
Hays, who brings more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, first joined Destination Hotels and Resorts in 2005, where he served as director of finance at The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in Denver, Colo. Soon after, he was promoted to vice president, regional controller in the Destination corporate office. In 2007, Hays was promoted to corporate controller, where his leadership provided extraordinary support to the business in key capacity for Destination Hotels and Resorts and Lowe Enterprises.
Prior to joining the Destination team, Hays served as corporate controller and regional controller for Sage Hospitality from 2000 to 2005. Hays also held tenure as general manager of the Embassy Suites Denver Tech Center and the Holiday Inn Garden of the Gods Colorado Springs, both Meristar Hotels, from 1995 to 2000.
“Mark is an integral part of our team here at Destination and we are thrilled to recognize his achievements with this promotion,” said Jamie Sabatier, president and chief operating officer at Destination Hotels and Resorts. “With his unique skill set and extensive background in finance and operations, Hays is an exemplary leader who models our core values and will successfully lead the company forward.”