Williamsburg, VA (September 16, 2013) Newport Hospitality Group (NHG) has recently appointed hospitality industry veteran, Wayne West, as its new COO. He was brought in to support the company’s rapid growth.
In this role, West will be responsible for coordinating operations across NHG’s portfolio. In addition, he will oversee all corporate positions that support the daily operations of NHG’s properties. NHG currently operates 30 hotels in 10 states.
“The executive team continually seeks out the most innovative processes and procedures that enable us to continue to increase efficiencies across our portfolio. Investing in veterans like Wayne, who not only share our culture, values and business goals, but also bring tremendous experience and insights will contribute to our vision to strategically grow the NHG portfolio of hotels”, said Michael Pleninger, President of Newport Hospitality Group, Inc.
West brings to NHG 30 years of hospitality and tourism experience. He has held several positions as General Manager primarily in the Carolinas, Virginia and Florida. He also served as a Regional Director of Hotel Operations supervising properties in the Southern United States and the Midwest. Prior to joining NHG he served as Chief Operating Officer for Spire Hospitality (formerly Lane Hospitality). He attended East Carolina University and has been named a certified hotel administrator by the American Hotel and Lodging Association.
About Newport Hospitality Group, Inc., based in Williamsburg, Virginia is a hotel management company that operates 35 mid-scale, select-service hotels throughout the East Coast under such well-known brand names as Marriott Courtyard, Fairfield, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Doubletree, Candlewood, Hyatt Place, Comfort Inn, Sleep Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Holiday Inn full service brands.