RALEIGH, N.C., July 8, 2013—Officials with Concord Hospitality Enterprises, one of the nation’s top-ranked hotel developer/owner/operators, today announced the promotion of Matt McClelland to senior vice president, select service operations. Most recently, he served the company as vice president, capital assets. In his new role, McClelland will assume responsibility for the operational performance and brand execution of Concord’s 86 select service and extended stay hotels.
“Matt is a born leader and a natural operations pro,” said Nick Kellock, Concord’s chief operating officer. “Over a 20-plus year career, Matt has amassed an impressive catalog of credentials, both strategically and operationally, most recently overseeing capital improvements across our portfolio. I am thrilled to appoint such a dedicated, enthusiastic hotelier to head up this vital segment of our business and ensure that we continue to infuse future hotels with Concord’s culture and standards of excellence.”
Following eight years with Marriott, McClelland joined Concord in 1997 as director of operations for the Marriott in West Des Moines, Iowa. Over the course of his career, he’s served as lead general manager for 62 select service properties and as regional director for 15 midwestern hotels, along the way earning Marriott’s prestigious General Manager of the Year Award.
“Concord has a cultural foundation that supports career growth and solid business values and as a result, we have some of the best people you would ever want to work with,” said McClelland. “I have been a part of building that culture for the last 15 years. I look forward to making it my full time mission to further entrench our hotels and our associates in that operating philosophy. I know it pays remarkable dividends on both a business and individual level.”
About Concord Hospitality
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, an award-winning hotel management and development company based in Raleigh, N.C., manages more than 90 hotels offering more than 12,600 guest rooms in 22 states and two Canadian provinces. The company operates hotels and resorts under such well-known industry elite brands as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Choice Hotels, as well as select independent boutique hotels. Formed in 1985, Concord recently was listed as one of the top management companies in the nation by independent sources, and has received some of the industry’s most prestigious honors including Developer of the Year for Marriott, Hyatt and Choice Hotels. Concord also is an eight-time winner of Marriott’s Partnership Circle award and in 2013 was honored to be the recipient of Marriott’s inaugural Spirit to Preserve Award. Concord properties are some of the most awarded hotels in the country, having won nearly 100 top honors in the past two years alone. For more information, visit www.concordhotels.com.