NEW ORLEANS – October 3, 2016 – HRI Hospitality announced today that Brad Barnett has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this position, Brad lends his experience in sales, distribution channel management, revenue management and marketing in upscale and midscale lifestyle hotel companies. He also brings particular expertise in development and execution of corporate sales and revenue management strategies and initiatives for entire hotel portfolios. His professional achievements include serving as members of both the Marriott Full-Service Franchise Marketing Communications Advisory Council as well as the Starwood Franchise Senior Executive Sales Roundtable Council.
“I am confident that Brad’s leadership and market knowledge within the top gateway cities will be a perfect fit with the ongoing growth and results of the lodging division,” said Gary Gutierrez, chief operating officer and president, HRI Hospitality. “We are thrilled to have him in the HRIL family and look forward to having him lead our ongoing sales and marketing efforts using his valuable industry experience and insight.”
Prior to joining HRI Hospitality, Brad served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Schulte Hospitality Group, LLC, where he was responsible for providing leadership to over 70 branded and independent hotels. Additionally, he has held a variety of senior leadership positions with the Dream Hotel Group, Highgate Hotels, HEI Hotels & Resorts, Viceroy Hotel Group, and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants overseeing iconic hotels such as the Chatwal Hotel and Park Lane in New York City along with the Viceroy Santa Monica. He is a graduate of Northern Arizona University.