Chesapeake Hospitality Appoints VP of Operations

Harber-headshotGREENBELT, Md.—Chesapeake Hospitality has added hospitality industry veteran Tony Harber, who will serve as vice president of operations, to its expanding roster of hotel management professionals. Kim Sims, president of Chesapeake Hospitality, made the announcement.

Harber joins Chesapeake after spending nearly 10 years with InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), where he worked as director of major market performance for the eastern region and Canada. Prior to that, his position with IHG was director of upscale operations—North America. He led a team responsible for operations and revenue of all InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Resort franchise properties within his market. He was also responsible for developing and enhancing owner relationships and driving asset value for owners.

“We believe that maximizing the alignment and utilization of all available resources, brand or otherwise, leads to improved asset value. Tony is an expert at seeking out these opportunities. He has shown himself to be a proven leader with the world’s largest hotel company,” said Sims. “Tony will be a great addition to the Chesapeake team and offer a tremendous benefit to our clients.”

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In his new role, Harber will be responsible for day-to-day operations within the Chesapeake portfolio, assessing and driving overall hotel performance.

“I’ve had the opportunity to work with numerous top hotel management companies throughout my career and Chesapeake has always stood out as a leader in this space due to their emphasis on integrity and commitment to success,” said Harber. “I have always admired how Chesapeake values owner objectives as part of their core values. I feel confident that I can contribute to building future successful partnerships.”