HEI Hotels & Resorts Enhances Operations Team with Three Promotions

Rachel Moniz Promoted to Executive Vice President, Operations;

Dan Walworth to Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance

And Marcus Harris to Executive Vice President, Hotel Finance

NORWALK, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Officials of HEI Hotels & Resorts, a leading hospitality management and
investment company that owns and/or operates 82 hotels and resorts
throughout the United States, today announced that it has enhanced the
company’s operations team with three new promotions: Rachel Moniz to
executive vice president, operations; Dan Walworth to executive
vice president and chief compliance officer; and Marcus Harris to
executive vice president, hotel finance.

“HEI continues to enjoy extremely strong, year-over-year growth in our
exceptional portfolio of hotels under management. That growth is a
direct result of our commitment to attracting, retaining and developing
our people. Coupled with our already seasoned management team, there is
no doubt these three key promotions will further strengthen and round
out the best operating platform in our industry,” said Anthony Rutledge,
CEO and managing partner, HEI. “Combined, Rachel, Dan and Marcus bring
more than 50 years of operational experience to HEI.”

Rachel Moniz, Executive Vice
President, Operations

Moniz joined HEI in 2008 as general manager of the then newly acquired
Liberty Hotel in Boston. She was promoted in 2014 to corporate director
of independent brands and regional vice president. Most recently, she
served as senior vice president, luxury, lifestyle and independent
brands and F&B. Prior to joining HEI, Moniz held key executive
operations positions with St. Regis Hotels and W Hotels, as well as
several independent luxury hotels. She received her B.A. in education
from Wheelock College in Boston. In addition to her status as an active
member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, Moniz also works
regularly with several charities, including Shatterproof and Susan G.
Komen for the Cure. She serves as co-chair for HEI’s Women in Leadership
council (that she established in 2018) where she leads several
initiatives to advance gender parity within the hospitality industry.

Dan Walworth, Executive Vice President and
Chief Compliance Officer

Walworth began working for HEI as director of operational planning in
2007. He since has held a variety of roles within the company, including
senior regional vice president of operations and, most recently, senior
vice president of operations strategy. In this role, he was responsible
for the company’s operational platform, including its technology, tools
and resources, owner and brand compliance, training and support.
Previously, he held roles as the director of strategy and planning for a
national private residence club and was an associate in a middle-market
investment bank, after first starting his career as a process and
technology consultant. Walworth holds a B.S. in applied mathematics from
Yale University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at
Northwestern University.

Marcus Harris, Executive Vice President, Hotel

A 20-plus-year hospitality industry veteran, Harris became director of
finance for HEI’s Sheraton Buckhead in 2002. He held the position
of vice president of regional hotel finance for 11 years before being
promoted to senior vice president of finance, hotel regions. Before
joining HEI, Harris held several increasingly important positions with
Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International. He attended North
Carolina State University – College of Management and holds a B.S.
degree in accounting from DeVry University.

“Thanks to our owner and brand partners’ confidence in our platform, we
anticipate continued strong growth in our hotel portfolio in the months
and years ahead. Against that projected growth, we will continue to
recognize and invest in our greatest asset- the talented people that are
responsible for our success. It is particularly gratifying here to once
again internally promote team members who live our culture of
continuously setting a higher standard of excellence in everything we
do,” Rutledge continued.

About HEI Hotels & Resorts

HEI Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., is a leading
hospitality investment and management company that owns and/or operates
82 premium select-service, full-service, upper upscale and luxury
independent or branded hotels and resorts throughout the United
States with annual combined revenues in excess of 2.2 Billion. HEI’s
branding partners include Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Accor. Taking
a holistic approach to creating value for its investors and employees,
HEI sets the highest standards across all aspects of hotel management
and operation and focuses on central principles of excellence and
continuous improvement. HEI prides itself on some of the highest
employee satisfaction scores in the hospitality industry, fuels local
economic prosperity by investing in communities and is committed to
environmental stewardship and sustainability. To learn more about HEI,
please visit www.heihotels.com.


Chris Daly, media
(703) 435-6293

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