Pyramid Hotel Group Appoints Warren Fields as CEO

USA, Boston, Massachusetts. June 19, 2019

Pyramid Hotel Group Principal and Co-Founder Richard M. Kelleher announced today he will transition his day-to-day responsibilities as CEO to fellow Co-Founding partner and Chief Investment Officer Warren Q. Fields, effective June 1, 2019.

Kelleher will become Chairman of the Board. Additionally, Principal and Chief Operating Officer Jim Dina will move to Pyramid Hotel Group's Board of Directors. Kelleher and Dina will remain closely involved with the business.

Incoming CEO Fields is one of Pyramid's founding partners, and has been Chief Investment Officer since 1999, having overseen the growth of the company's portfolio to approximately 100 hotels through development, acquisitions, third-party management and asset management. He was responsible for all aspects of business development, fundraising, acquisitions, and new investment opportunities.

"I am so proud of all we have accomplished over the past 20 years at Pyramid Hotel Group and very happy to have Warren expand his responsibilities," said Richard M. Kelleher. "Warren, Jim and I set out to create an exemplary hospitality company that would evolve with the industry and never compromise its foundational principles to deliver superior results and be a people centric culture. We based every decision around respect for our associates, guests, and owners. That formula worked. Today our company spans the United States and reaches into Europe and the Caribbean. I look forward to continuing to support our dedicated associates and being there for Warren as he takes Pyramid Hotel Group forward."

"It's a privilege to take on the CEO role and build upon Pyramid Hotel Group's strong legacy of professionalism, exceptional service, value creation and people first mentality," said Warren Q. Fields. "We have tremendous assets -- our outstanding team members, properties and partners. I look forward to growing our success, and I applaud Rick and Jim as they transition to new roles and appreciate their continued support and expertise to assist me as we move this great company forward."

"Operationally, Pyramid Hotel Group is about generating growth by producing change," said Jim Dina. "Warren has an unmatched ability to envision the fullest potential of properties and people. This makes for a strong portfolio and dedicated workforce, but also creates better communities wherever we do business. I congratulate him as our next CEO."

Warren Q. Fields is the former Vice President of Development and Operations of Promus Hotel Corporation, which was sold to Hilton Hotel Corporation in 1998. At Promus he formulated and implemented a strategy for creating a new hotel brand for the company which eventually sized to 30 properties.

A graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Fields began his career with Beacon Hotel Corporation, a predecessor company to Promus, where he served as Vice President of Development for Guest Quarters Hotels, and later DoubleTree. He returned to Boston in 1999 to form Pyramid Hotel Group with Kelleher and Dina. In 2019, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker appointed Fields to the Board of Directors of Massport.

Subscribe to our newsletter
for more Hotel Newswire articles

Related News

Choose a Social Network!

The social network you are looking for is not available.

Close
Coming up in November 2019...

Architecture & Design: Biophilic Design

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving to meet and exceed guest expectations. As a result, hotels are always on the lookout for new ways to improve the guest experience, and architecture and design is an essential part of this equation. Bold design is often the most effective way to make an exceptional first impression - an impression guests use to distinguish between brands. One design trend that is being embraced worldwide has become known as “Biophilic Design.” Biophilic design is based on the concept of biophilia, which is the theory that human beings have an innate tendency to seek out nature, natural elements, and natural forms. Biophilic design is more than hotels simply adding a surplus of plants; it involves incorporating specific design elements into a hotel in order to imbue it with a sense of wellness and well-being. Some of those elements include exposure to natural lighting; views of nature and rooms with a view; natural architectural patterns; salvaged or reclaimed woods of all types; reclaimed metals; sustainably sourced stone; living green walls and vertical gardens; and direct and indirect exposure to nature. Hotels that have incorporated biophilic design into their properties are reaping the benefits associated with this trend including reduced stress responses, better air quality, lower energy costs, and more positive guest reviews. Biophilic design has also been shown to improve guest moods and to satisfy consumer demand for environmental responsibility. Savvy hotel owners and managers are aware that nature-inspired elements enhance their guests' comfort and well-being, which is why this trend is becoming so prevalent. Biophilic design is just one topic in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.