Our Team

Shawn Baker

Vice President - Controller

Shawn Baker has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He brings valuable property regional and corporate level experience from respected hotel companies and privately held hotel ownership and management groups.

Prior to joining Newport Hospitality Group in February 2012, Shawn held various positions of increasing responsibility with Marriott International. In his last position with Marriott International he held the position of Controller at the Renaissance Hotel in Orlando.  Following the sale of the Renaissance Hotel in 2005 he ventured into the entrepreneurial world and started his own business as a restaurateur.  After realizing his true calling to work in the Hotel business Shawn became a Centralized Controller for Crestline Hotels & Resorts preceding his move to Williamsburg.

Shawn and his team are responsible for the accounting disciplines for property operations, training, property auditor, benefits/payroll, risk management and support of the corporate financial planning and analysis functions for Newport Hospitality Group operated hotels.

Shawn graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Johnson & Wales University in 1993. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as well as a member of the Hospitality Financial and Technology Profeesionals Association.