Ensemble Hospitality Announces Three New Hires
LONG BEACH, Calif. (August 30, 2022) – Ensemble Hospitality today announced the appointment of Samuel Grant, Corporate Hotel Finance Director, Pam Ryan, Corporate Director Hotel Operations, and Silvia Villegas, Employee Experience Manager, effective immediately.
Based in Long Beach, Ensemble Hospitality, Ensemble Real Estate Investment’s hotel management division, currently manages eight award-winning hotels in California and Arizona with another four in development. Ensemble owns an additional five third-party managed hotels. The new team members have been hired in the management division to strengthen its corporate infrastructure as Ensemble Hospitality continues its growth:
Samuel Grant, Corporate Hotel Finance Director
Grant oversees the finance and accounting functions for Ensemble’s hotel portfolio and ensures accounting practices are compliant, efficient and up to standard operating procedures. He also provides reports for ownership groups and consolidates all financial reporting for the portfolio.
A seasoned hotel finance professional for more than 30 years, Grant has held finance positions across the nation including high-end resorts, convention center hotels and publicly owned entities. Prior to joining Ensemble, he was the Vice President of Finance and Accounting for a hotel management company based out of Newport Beach, Calif., overseeing 25 hotels in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah.
Pam Ryan, Corporate Director Hotel Operations
In her role with Ensemble, Ryan works directly with the hotel’s operational teams in the disciplines of the rooms division including housekeeping, front desk, food and beverage, and engineering for Ensemble’s managed hotel portfolio. Ryan also leads the operational hotel teams in improving financial performance and guest stay satisfaction.
Prior to joining Ensemble, Ryan was with Marriott for over 30 years in a variety of roles including General Manager at properties from select service to full service luxury. Ryan is also a board member for the California Hotel and Lodging Association and has been a voice of advocacy for the hospitality industry for many years.
Silvia Villegas, Employee Experience Manager
Villegas assists with all human resource-related functions for Ensemble’s managed hotel portfolio and corporate office including maintaining all human resources related databases, support efforts for talent management, identifies and creates partnerships with new employee resources, creates and streamlines company recognition and rewards programs, creates employee and corporate communication channels, engages employees in community activities to increase stewardship efforts, analyzes training needs to design employee development programs, administers and analyzes employee opinion survey program, and serves on Ensemble’s corporate wellness committee.
Most recently, Villegas was Human Resources Manager at Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles. Previously, she was Human Resources Manager at Anaheim Marriott Suites and also worked at Montage International Corporate and Montage Beverly Hills. Villegas began her career at Montage Laguna Beach as a Human Resources Recruitment Coordinator.
“Ensemble Hospitality is fortunate to have acquired the talent of these three outstanding individuals that all excel in their respective specialties within the hospitality industry,” said Kristi Allen, Senior Vice President of Hotels at Ensemble. “With their addition, we are poised for continued growth across the hospitality sector throughout the nation. Our hospitality portfolio reaches across many top-tier brands that will benefit from our management expertise.”
Ensemble adapts in an ever-evolving market through its expertise in acquiring, developing and managing hospitality assets. Enjoying a long-standing history of delivering superior hotels over a variety of product types and markets, Ensemble has established itself as an industry leader. Ensemble’s Hotel Management Services include pre-opening management services, general operations services, revenue management and strategy, food and beverage, asset management, sales and marketing, human resources, and accounting services.
Adept at selecting the ideal partner to create the most appropriate project in a given market, Ensemble has fostered partnerships with global hospitality brands including Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt. Their portfolio currently consists of 13 hotels encompassing over 2,200 rooms, equating to hotel real estate value in excess of $950 million.
About Ensemble Real Estate Solutions & Investments
Over the past 30 years, Ensemble has successfully invested, developed and managed more than $2 billion in real estate across the United States, offering state-of-the-art property solutions in the hospitality, commercial/life science and multi-family and mixed-use sectors. Headquartered in Long Beach, Ensemble has offices in Phoenix, Philadelphia, Long Beach and has over 800 employees. For more information, visit www.ensemble.net.
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