Senior Vice President of Business Development
As Senior Vice President of Business Development, Melinda Griffith acquires third-party management contracts essential to the company’s growth. She fosters Concord’s relationships with hotel owners and the industry’s leading hospitality brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Wyndham and Choice hotels, among others. She works closely on the company’s strategic alliances with real estate brokers and their financial and institutional fund managers, as well as contributes to the marketing strategies of the company’s Business Development team.
Griffith holds more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry, spanning across the luxury, independent, full-service, select service, extended stay and new-build segments. Her prior experience includes a nearly 20-year tenure in senior management business development roles within Aimbridge Hospitality (formerly Interstate Hotels & Resorts), where she drew upon deep sales and marketing expertise from her roles with MeriStar Hotels & Resorts, Trusthouse Forte and Cunard Hotels.