Ed Robison Joins Expotel Hospitality as Chief Development Officer

USA, New Orleans, Louisiana. April 03, 2024

Expotel Hospitality, a full-service third-party hotel management company, announced that it has added Ed Robison to its executive team to serve as the company's Chief Development Officer. Bret Chittenden, President & Chief Operating Officer, made the announcement.

As Chief Development Officer, Ed will play a key role in the development of proactive business partnerships and play a crucial role in our growth and success, driving the expansion of our unique hospitality experience into new markets. Ed will provide general support and education for owners as well as assistance in development. He will also support our mission of creating powerful moments and bringing others along on this exciting journey as well as spearhead our expansion through strategic sales of hotel management agreements.

Ed will also lead the company's strategy in increasing its strategic networking and relationship building through sales and business development, fostering strong relationships with current and potential clients and helping them bolster their market share and to continue Expotel's goal in delivering superior performance for hotel owners and investors.

Previously, Ed served as Senior Vice President Owner Relations and Development with HP Hotels, and prior to that with Hilton for nearly 14 years, as the Senior Director, Owner Support for the Hilton Focused Service and All-Suites brands. Ed and his team were responsible for managing the relationships and needs of Hilton's most valued institutional owners and ownership groups/management companies.

With over 35 years of hospitality experience to include experience with Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Choice and Wyndham Hotels, Ed held a number of property, regional and project roles across the business. He is knowledgeable in all phases of hotel operations from concept and opening, to managing the processes of budget, revenue planning, daily execution and long-term financial planning.

"I'm elated to join the Expotel organization," said Robison. "I am very much looking forward to taking the company to the next level by helping to grow our portfolio of high-value, quality assets and also working with our owners and investors to deliver exceptional performance at the property level and increased profitability on the bottom line."

Commenting on the addition of Robison to the organization, Chittenden said, "Ed is someone who has significant experience and a track record of success at both the brand and managemet company levels. He is known and well respected within the industry and we know he will be a great addition to our executive team."

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