November 9—High Hotels Ltd. has named Russ Urban to serve as president.
Urban will lead the existing portfolio of hotels and accelerate growth in this important business area. High Hotels currently owns and operates 13 hotels and has broken ground on a new hotel in Mount Laurel, NJ. Several additional hotels are in the planning phase.
Urban joins High from Destination Hotels in Englewood, Colorado, where he served as executive vice president, business development and acquisitions. Prior to Destination, he served as principal and senior vice president at HEI Hotels and Resorts in Norwalk, Connecticut, and previously held positions at Marriott Corporation and other hotel management companies. Urban has extensive experience as an owner, operator, and developer of Marriott, Hilton, and Starwood branded hotels.
Urban earned his bachelor of science degree in hotel administration from Cornell University and is an active member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Urban Land Institute.
“Russ brings proven leadership and a wide range of hotel experiences that will support the continued growth of High Hotels,” said Mark Fitzgerald, President and Chief Operating Officer of High Real Estate Group LLC. “We are delighted to have him join the High Hotels team.”
About High Hotels Ltd.
High Hotels Ltd., an affiliate of High Real Estate Group LLC, develops, acquires, owns, and operates award-winning select-service and extended-stay hotels in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. The company’s properties are franchised through Hilton Hotels Corporation and Marriott International, Inc., and currently serve York, Lancaster (2), Harrisburg (3), Reading, and Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Middletown, N.Y. (2); Annapolis and Lexington Park, Md.; and Ewing, N.J. The organization is recognized as a leader and has received many awards for excellent customer service. For more information about High Hotels, Ltd., call 717-293-4446 or visit http://www.highhotels.com and www.HighRealEstateGroup.com.
Russ Urban, President, High Hotels Ltd.