Pacifica Hotels Announces Executive Promotions

IRVINE, Calif.—Pacifica Hotels has announced today the promotions of three key executives: Todd Moreau has been named chief operating officer, Adam Marquis has been named executive vice president, and Daniel Hyde has been named vice president of design, development, and construction.

Moreau, who has been with Pacifica Hotels since 1998, will continue his role of overseeing all of Pacifica Hotels’ hotel and restaurant operations as chief operating officer. Over the years, Moreau gained brand experience with brands including Marriott, Hilton, and Intercontinental Hotels, and was also involved in multiple third-party management and acquisition projects. As COO of Pacifica Hotels, Moreau will continue to oversee all aspects of corporate operations and the management of the company’s portfolio of 27 independent and branded properties.

In his new role as executive vice president, Marquis will be responsible for the strategic growth of the Pacifica Hotels portfolio. Previously, Marquis has overseen the acquisition and redevelopment of several hotels along the west coast, including the recent 80-room Hotel Hermosa, which is slated for a $3.5 million renovation in Q2 of 2015. His background in operations and consulting has assisted Marquis in raising the bar for Pacifica Hotels’ positioning as an upscale hotel portfolio collection.


In the growing division of Pacifica Design Group, Hyde will continue to manage all elements related to real estate entitlements, design, and construction as vice president of design, development, and construction. Hyde recently completed the Wayfarer Hostel in the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara, marrying high end design with function and maximizing room keys per square foot. Hyde’s skill set for building boutique hotels translates into the distinction and design of brand hotels such as the Hilton Garden Inn of Marina Del Rey, California, which was awarded the 2013 Hilton Garden Inn Conversion of the Year.

“As our company continues to evolve, it’s important that our leadership team does, as well,” said Pacifica Hotels’ President Matt Marquis. “With a heightened emphasis on growth, it’s imperative we have the right people in the right positions as we enter this next phase for Pacifica Hotels. These gentlemen are all experts in their respective areas and bring invaluable knowledge to the teams and tasks they oversee.”

Earlier this month, Pacifica also announced the appointment of Stephen Medel as vice president of business development. This is a new position in the company where Medel will focus on third party management contracts and lead the expansion of The Wayfarer brand.

Over the past 18 months, Pacifica has focused on refining and growing its portfolio through asset acquisitions, full-property renovations, and transitioning branded properties to independent status.