Marcus Hotels & Resorts Appoints Tiffany Leadbetter Donato as Chief Investment Officer

Tiffany Leadbetter Donato | Chief Investment Officer, Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Tiffany Leadbetter Donato | Chief Investment Officer, Marcus Hotels & Resorts

MILWAUKEE—Marcus Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of Tiffany Leadbetter Donato as its first chief investment officer. A hotel investment and asset management executive, Donato will oversee all transactional activities designed to fuel growth, including acquisitions, co-investments, and new third-party management contracts.

Donato brings over 25 years of experience leading transactions within the lodging industry, spanning multiple geographies, market dynamics, and deal types. The majority of her career has been with Hyatt Hotels Corporation and its subsidiaries where she most recently served as senior vice president of capital strategy and real estate. In this role, she led strategic real estate transactions supporting Hyatt’s substantial asset recycling and capital redeployment initiatives, which included more than $14 billion in transaction volume over the past 15 years. Donato previously served in increasingly senior roles within the Hyatt family of companies responsible for corporate transactions, acquisitions and development, and portfolio management.

“Tiffany is a proven leader with an impressive track record of success,” said Michael R. Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “Her extensive experience will be a strategic asset as we actively pursue growth opportunities of both owned and third-party managed hotels and resorts. With more than 60 years of hotel management expertise and an exceptional leadership team, Marcus Hotels & Resorts is well positioned to continue offering extraordinary guest experiences while increasing the value and profitability of our portfolio.”

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