ATLANTA—Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, privately owned hotel investment and management company, has announced that Cory Chambers has been named vice-president and chief revenue officer. In the newly created position, Chambers will provide leadership and strategic direction to HVMG’s sales & marketing, revenue management and eCommerce teams and spearhead the development and implementation of innovative revenue generation strategies, with the aspiration of fielding the best in class revenue organization in the industry.
“With nearly 20 years’ experience in all facets of hotel revenue generation, Cory is the ideal candidate to help HVMG achieve its ultimate goal of having the best operating and revenue team in the hospitality industry,” said Richard Jones, HVMG’s senior vice president and COO. “His leadership skills, brand and market expertise, and track record of achieving meaningful, positive results in a variety of different environments will be essential for us as we work towards that goal.”
Prior to joining HVMG, Chambers held a number of leadership positions with White Lodging, most recently vice president of revenue generation, full-service division. In that role, he led the team responsible for the group sales, revenue management, eCommerce and public relations efforts of White Lodging’s extensive full-service portfolio. Previously with White, he held regional and property level positions, including corporate director of sales and marketing and director of sales & marketing for the 1,626 room JW Marriott and Marriott Place Complex in Indianapolis. Prior to joining White Lodging, Chambers worked for Marriott International as the director of sales and marketing for the New Orleans Marriott and the Boston Marriott Quincy, and prior to joining Marriott, as director of group sales for the Westin Waltham-Boston.
“HVMG has a sterling reputation as one of the leading ownership and management groups in the hotel industry,” Chambers said. “I look forward to sharing my experiences and expertise to develop future sales, marketing, and revenue management leaders and help the company achieve its vision of being the most sought after operator and partner in the industry.”