Oxford Hotels & Resorts Promotes George Jordan to President

USA, Chicago, Illinois. October 30, 2019

Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC, a wholly owned management subsidiary of Oxford Capital Group, LLC, announced today George Jordan's promotion to president of Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC. Most recently, George served as executive vice president following his position as senior vice president at the company. In his new role, Jordan oversees a growing portfolio of hotels and resorts across the United States, totaling nearly four thousand hotel rooms. Jordan is also responsible for operations, human resources, legal, revenue management, and property finance teams, and continues to report directly to the Founder & CEO of Oxford Capital Group, LLC and Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC, John W. Rutledge.

"In addition to George being a deeply experienced innovator and trailblazer in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years, and a recognized senior leader at Oxford Hotels & Resorts, he has been a close and valued professional collaborator of mine and a part of my inner circle at Oxford Capital Group for nearly a dozen years," said Rutledge. "George has been a key contributor to Oxford's continued disciplined yet rapid national expansion. He is highly intelligent and analytical, as well as a cutting-edge operational expert with astute commercial acumen, constantly going above and beyond for our investors, customers, and fellow team members."

Prior to serving as executive vice president of operations at Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC, Jordan held the role of area general manager in Chicago. Today, he leads more than 2,000 team members across the growing hotel portfolio, while contributing his extensive operational, revenue management, and marketing expertise to Oxford's national acquisition activities. Prior to joining Oxford, Jordan's roles included leadership positions at The Arizona Biltmore, The St. Paul, The Marquette, Hilton International, and various Chicago properties. He serves on numerous boards, including the Magnificent Mile Avenue Association, Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association, the DePaul School of Hospitality Advisory Board, and is an active member of Holy Name Cathedral.

"I am honored with this appointment and look forward to continuing to work closely with John and the senior team at Oxford Capital Group to execute our collective vision, through our focus on people, performance, and profit," said Jordan. "Oxford lives and breathes innovation and hospitality, and as a company with a great corporate culture, encourages its people to utilize their unique personalities in creating memorable guest experiences."

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