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Mr. Green

Chris Green

Chief Commercial Officer, Chesapeake Hospitality

Chris Green brings more than a quarter century of successful hospitality operations experience to Chesapeake Hospitality's corporate team, including nearly a decade in the field at various Chesapeake-managed properties.

Chesapeake Hospitality provides institutional and individual hotel investors and owners of full-service hotels with result driven management expertise. A niche hotel management hotel company, Chesapeake has a laser focus on managing upper midscale, upscale and upper upscale hotels across the U.S.

As chief commercial officer, Mr. Green is responsible for all field operations of the Chesapeake managed estate, a portfolio of properties that continues to evolve to reflect the contours of a changing marketplace.

Under Mr. Green's leadership, Chesapeake has successfully demonstrated a proven ability to deliver industry-leading financial results across a wide range of markets and hospitality concepts. Mr. Green understands how to balance a property's long-term strategic vision with the practical immediacy of day-to-day operational demands, and he takes a leading role in actively managing, improving and protecting every asset.

Prior to joining the Chesapeake, Mr. Green held a variety of key operational positions with three national hospitality chains. He has a strong F&B background, including supervising more than 40 restaurants with RMS Restaurants, S&A Restaurant Corporation and Brinker International.

Mr. Green attended Florida State College at Jacksonville with a concentration in management. He holds the Certified Hotel Administrator designation from the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) and has served as president and board member for various CVB, Tourism development, and Hotel & Motel associations in the markets in which he has worked.

Please visit http://www.chesapeakehospitality.com for more information.

Mr. Green can be contacted at +1 301-474-3307 or cgreen@chesapeakehospitality.com

Coming up in December 2019...

Hotel Law: A Labor Crisis and Cyber Security

According to a recent study, the hospitality industry accounted for 2.9 trillion dollars in sales and in the U.S. alone, was responsible for 1 in 9 jobs. In an industry of that scope and dimension, legal issues touch every aspect of a hotel's operation, and legal services are required in order to conform to all prevailing laws and regulations. Though not all hotels face the same issues, there are some industry-wide subjects that are of concern more broadly. One of those matters is the issue of immigration and how it affects the ability of hotels to recruit qualified employees. The hotel industry is currently facing a labor crisis; the U.S. Labor Department estimates that there are 600,000 unfilled jobs in the industry. Part of the problem contributing to this labor shortage is the lack of H2B visas for low-skilled workers, combined with the difficulty in obtaining J-1 visas for temporary workers. Because comprehensive immigration reform is not being addressed politically, hotel managers expect things are going to get worse before they get better. Corporate cyber security is another major legal issue the industry must address. Hotels are under enormous pressure in this area given the large volume of customer financial transactions they handle daily. Recently, a federal court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission had the power to regulate corporate cyber security, so it is incumbent on hotels to establish data security programs in order to prevent data breaches. The lack of such programs could cause hotels to face legal threats from government agencies, class action lawsuits, and damage to their brand image if a data breach should occur. These are just two of the critical issues that the December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.