Vice President of Business Development
Richard Rose joined Concord in 2007 as the opening Director of Sales and Marketing for the award-winning Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel, before transitioning into the role of General Manager/Area General Manager in 2011. Richard led his team at Renaissance Raleigh North Hills to a No. 1 overall result in guest satisfaction in 2012,2013, as well as achieving remarkable year-end results in the top 10 of Concord’s portfolio for five consecutive years. Richard and his team were recognized with Concord Hospitality Hotel of the Year awards (2009, 2010 and 2012), Marriott Hotel of the Year (2010) and Concord Hospitality Sales Team of the Year (2009). The Renaissance Raleigh North Hills also received the AAA Four Diamond designation from 2012 through 2019. Richard currently helps lead business development opportunities, including third party management agreements, acquisitions, and new development opportunities, as well as other strategic partnerships across Concord’s growing portfolio.
A 28-year veteran of the hotel industry, Richard holds extensive experience in the opening and operation of both premium-brand conference centers and independent, luxury properties. He has held various leadership roles in rooms, operations, sales, and catering during the pre-opening and operational phases of Stouffers Los Angeles and Embassy Suites RDU Hotel in Cary, N.C. Richard serves on the Board of Advisors for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Wake County Hospitality Alliance and as a board member of the Raleigh Midtown Alliance. He holds a Dual Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.