WE’RE A 25-YEAR STARTUP
Our founders are scrappy, passionate Cornell hoteliers who started dreaming two decades ago and haven’t stopped. All these years later, we’re as excited about each new project as the first.
ON A QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE
We’re passionate about driving results, delivering memorable hospitality, and creating a culture that empowers our people in the process. Our entrepreneurial spirit fosters creativity, which is how the best ideas—and returns—are generated.
Our people-first mentality empowers our associates to be themselves and do their best work. When people are motivated by a common purpose + passion, anything is possible.
For one another, our guests, communities + the planet.
Work together. Collaborate.
Play to win + exceed expectations.
Be passionate about what you do. Hard work pays off. Pursue excellence.
Our commitment to people, innovation and service set us apart.
We take a tech-forward approach, leveraging a custom suite of tech tools to maximize efficiencies and optimize performance.
Transparency, teamwork and trust inspire and energize our people-powered culture.
We’re focused on being the best—not the biggest—management company. Our leadership team’s experience, insights and high-touch engagement creates unmatched value for our owners.
We’re hotel managers, curators, creators and collaborators. We’re high-touch and high energy. We’re passionate about customized service and delivering results.
OWNER + FRANCHISE
At PM Hotel Group, we believe that doing good for people and the planet is also good for the bottom line.
We’re dedicated to being the change we want to see in the world.
Health + Wellness
Food Insecurity +
Projects + Partners
We are deeply committed to our communities, and to creating positive change where we live, work, and play.
WE PROUDLY SUPPORT:
Children’s National Hospital
Clean the World
One Tree Planted
EPA Green Power Partnership
PM SUSTAINABILITY REPORTS
2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
Dave Pollin is the Chairman of PM Hotel Group and Co-Founder and President of The Buccini/Pollin Group (“BPG”), where he leads the firm’s hotel acquisition, development and capital markets efforts. Dave’s current affiliations include Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration’s Dean’s Advisory Board; Cornell University Council; Vice President of the Economic Club of Washington; Trustee of the Federal City Council; Trustee of The Holton Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland; Canopy by Hilton’s Owner Advisory Council; Education Chair of YPO Gold US Capital Chapter; and Founding Board Member of Founders Bank in Washington, D.C. He previously served on Starwood Hotels & Resorts North American Owner’s Advisory Council and the Embassy Suites by Hilton Owner Advisory Council. Prior to co-founding The Buccini/Pollin Group and PM Hotel Group, Dave was a consultant with Laventhol & Horwath and worked in operations with Westin and Sheraton. He graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Became a die-hard soccer fanatic through co-founding the Philadelphia Union MLS team.
As President of PM Hotel Group, Joseph leads the growth and diversification strategy for the company while creating a corporate culture committed to its people-first ethos that celebrates collaboration, creativity and bottom-line results. At PM Hotel Group, he is building a team of talented and driven executives who are establishing a winning legacy. Joseph’s passion for innovation and dedication to supporting the entrepreneurial spirit that the company was founded on remain central to his vision.
In addition to executing PM Hotel Group’s strategic growth and technology innovations, Joseph is responsible for the portfolio’s performance and profitability. A career hotelier with more than 25 years of experience, he loves exploring and has lived all over the globe. He previously was President of the company’s Asia Pacific operations. In 2019, he was named to the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AH&LA) Board of Directors, and in 2021, he became President of the Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Advisory Board. In addition, Joseph sits on the Board of Directors for PM Hotel Group, as well as the Homewood Suites Owner’s Advisory Council, the Marriott Full-Service Hotel Rooms Advisory Board and the IHG Crowne Plaza Owners’ Advisory Council. Passionate about investing in the next generation of industry professionals, Joseph is a coach and active member of the leadership development program for Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
An avid runner, Joseph can be found running trails around the world, on the quest for his new PR.
As CFO, Jim is responsible for overseeing all finance, accounting, tax and IT functions for PM Hotel Group’s growing national portfolio. For over a decade, Jim has been an integral part of the executive team, helping to craft a successful financial strategy for the portfolio that balances revenue analysis and forecasting with long-term growth.
Prior to his transition to hospitality, Jim spent years in real estate development, specializing in industrial/flex properties. At PM Hotel Group, he leverages his extensive background in complex real estate financing with his expertise in hospitality-focused transactions.
Jim’s an avid trail runner and tennis player.
As Chief Investment + Development Officer, Ethan is responsible for growing the PM Hotel Group portfolio of hotels through hotel acquisitions and third-party management contracts. In this capacity, Ethan directs the Business Development team in sourcing and analyzing opportunities for strategic growth. The BD team focuses on investments that meet the investment criteria of its various capital partners including private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, REITs and high net worth investors.
Ethan was co-founder of Paramount Hotel Group and in January, the management division merged with PM Hotel Group. He served as President of Paramount for 21 years and was instrumental in the expansion of PHG since inception and the acquisition of the Book My Group subsidiary. Ethan is also a veteran of Prime Hospitality Corp, having coordinated the expansion of a national brand, managing the investment of over $800 million in new hotel development over four years.
Ethan also serves as the Vice Chair on the Board of Trustees for the NJ based non-profit Imagine, a grief counseling center focused on children who have lost parents and siblings.
Ethan is an avid New York Jets fan and would really like to see them win a Super Bowl!
Adam joined Modus in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer. His responsibilities included overseeing a portfolio of independent hotels and the development and disposition of two apartment buildings (450 units total, sold at 17% IRR). He also led the acquisition of 3 hotels and developed two micro hotels from the ground up.
In 2020, Adam became President and CEO of Modus where he stewarded the organization through the pandemic, resulting in not only financial stability but also superior RevPAR index for each property. In March of 2022, Modus merged with PM Hotel Group and Adam was charged with leading the Lifestyle and Luxury group. He now oversees a portfolio of 15 hotels located throughout the United States.
Adam’s financial leadership skills were honed during his 10 years at Marriott International, where he rose to become Vice President of International Finance. During his tenure at Marriott, he was responsible for developing business plans, financial strategies, hotel profit optimization initiatives, asset management, owner relations, and plans for mitigation of business and financial risks. This opportunity allowed Adam to travel the world and had a profound impact on his passion for lifestyle hotels.
Adam began his career in commercial real estate at Cushman & Wakefield in New York City after earning a BA from the University of Michigan. He holds an MBA from the University of Maryland.
Catch him on two wheels! to date, adam has tracked over 15,000 miles on his bike.
People + Culture
Bob Frost joined PM Hotel Group in August, 2022, as SVP | People + Culture. Bob’s role entails leading PM Hotel Group’s human resources function and, envisioning and implementing innovative systems and initiatives that align with the company’s strategic goals and foster its core values. Bob will also help to uphold our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
Prior to joining PM Hotel Group, Bob served as the Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer for Lerner Enterprises and the Washington Nationals Baseball Club. Bob has served in leadership roles in Human Resources for more than 20 years with Starr Restaurant Group, Northwood Hospitality, China Grill Management, HEI Hotels & Resorts and Interstate Hotels & Resorts.
Bob earned a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University.
While not related, Bob grew up (one of 10 kids!) in the Vermont town where poet Robert Frost is laid to rest.
AT PM HOTEL GROUP WE’RE A COLLECTIVE OF INNOVATORS, DREAMERS AND DOERS, ALL DRIVEN BY A SHARED PURPOSE + PASSION.
Lovell brings more than 25 years of hospitality expertise and increasing responsibility to her current role. Today, she is responsible for leading and executing commercial sales and marketing strategies for the management company’s diverse and growing portfolio of hotels. Prior to joining PM Hotel Group, Lovell founded and was president of FLC Business Consulting, supporting hospitality and nonprofit clients. During her career, she has also held senior roles with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Merritt Hospitality and Crescent Hotels & Resorts. Today, Lovell sits on the Owners Advisory Council for DoubleTree Hotels and serves on the Marriott Sales & Marketing Advisory Board.
Lovell is a singer and has recorded two gospel albums.
In his role as Senior Vice President, Joe is responsible for the strategic and operational management for the entire PM hotel portfolio, including mid-scale, full-service, independent and luxury/lifestyle hotels. Opportunities to mentor and develop others, as well as personal growth, make his current experience exciting and fulfilling. A 25-year hospitality veteran, Joe was previously president of GF Management, managing 85 upscale and midscale U.S. hotels and resorts. In addition, he served as vice president of operations at HHM/Hersha Hospitality.
Joe’s management style would be defined as “true hospitality,” working to create a culture of engagement with our associates. He has served on advisory boards for both Radisson Hotels and York College Hospitality, and created the first hospitality partnership with Autism Speaks, raising both awareness and critical funds.
Joe’s a self-professed “Disney Junkie” with a 30+ year run of Disney World family vacations.
Vanessa Stanley, Vice President of New Builds + Portfolio Strategies, serves as a single point of contact for all new builds and hotel management transitions. She reviews each project and coordinates all efforts with each key discipline on the new builds and transition team, including Sales + Marketing, Revenue Management, Digital Strategies, Facilities + Sustainability, Finance + Accounting, Food + Drink, Operations, HR, and IT. In addition, Vanessa oversees Facilities, Sustainability, and Information Technology for PM Hotel Group’s portfolio of hotels.
With more than 25 years of increasing responsibility across all areas of hospitality, Vanessa brings invaluable pre-opening, taskforce and operations experience to her role. Able to seamlessly transition from macro to micro, Vanessa’s strategic vision combined with her project management expertise ensures her projects open on time and on budget. In 2021, she was recognized by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) with the prestigious “Paving the Way” award in recognition of her commitment to mentoring and raising up those around her, her industry leadership and her commitment to her community. When Vanessa is not on the road, she enjoys a slower paced life at her beach home in Lewes, Delaware.
She’s a devoted 1970s toy collector—a true Star Wars and Wonder Woman fanatic!
Anne brings more than 20 years of corporate finance experience to her role at PM Hotel Group, including roles with Marriott International, The Walt Disney Company and MCI Communications. Today she manages the treasury function for the portfolio, ensuring liquidity for the management company and all hotels. She is responsible for cash management, insurance and the corporate banking relationships, as well as owner and lender communications. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from Harvard Business School. Anne also serves as the national co-chair of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Survivor Council.
Anne appeared as a contestant on “Wheel of Fortune.”
Cliff is responsible for leading and executing the company’s accounting and business intelligence platform. He started his career in public accounting, later finding his passion for hospitality with Prime Hospitality Corp. in New Jersey. Over a 30+ year career, Cliff has also held senior level accounting, finance, treasury and development positions with Olympus Hospitality, RockResorts and the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians before joining PM in 2016.
Cliff was a 2 handicap—and still is, on a good day.
As Controller, Dan is responsible for preparing and analyzing the financial reports and projections that inform PM Hotel Group’s finance strategy. He graduated from Georgetown University, where he double majored in Accounting and Sales + Marketing. During his time as a Hoya, Dan played all four years on the football team. He also earned an MBA from Marymount University. His professional career started as an auditor at Deloitte before transitioning to real estate at the Buccini Pollin Group, and then to hospitality. Dan’s passion for the industry was sparked when he spent months on the PM pre-opening team transitioning properties to opening.
Dan, his twin daughters and his son all have the same birthday.
As VP | Legal Affairs, Mosmi supports PM Hotel Group’s development deals, primarily focusing on hotel management and technical services. She develops, implements, and manages legal review of PM Hotel Group’s key initiatives and manages pre-litigation disputes and inquiries.
Prior to her transition to practicing law, Mosmi was a special events coordinator and was in the family business in operating their independent motel. She uses these experiences to effectively counsel her clients on key legal issues.
Mosmi enjoys extreme sports – thus far she’s gone skydiving, canyoning, paragliding, bungee jumping and more, and is looking forward to many more years of adventures!
Raina most recently joined PM Hotel Group from Sage Hospitality, where she was the Director of Feasibility and Business Development, responsible for underwriting, sourcing, pitching, and negotiating management agreements for full-service, lifestyle, and luxury hotels. Prior to Sage Hospitality, Raina worked for The Buccini/Pollin Group for three years as a Development Manager, focused on the company’s independent assets including the HOTEL DU PONT and The Quoin Hotel. Past roles include four years with Hilton in Luxury + Corporate Development overseeing the growth of the Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, and LXR brands in North America and the Caribbean, and as an Acquisitions Analyst with LaSalle Hotel Properties in their three-year analyst program, where she acquired five and disposed of two hotels totaling $700MM. Raina is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration and minor in Real Estate.
a star in the kitchen (no, not cooking)! Raina is a former ballet dancer and breaks out a pirouette for the kitchen appliances every so often.
With more than 27 years of hospitality industry experience, David Hale leads PM Hotel Groups expansion efforts in securing third-party management agreements for industry leading brands. He also plays a key role in fostering new business opportunities while working with lenders, capital partners, brokers, and franchise development leaders.
Prior to PM Hotel Group, David worked with Paramount Hotel Group and Spire Hospitality where he held similar roles. Previously, David has held various industry positions including Vice President of Sales for a portfolio of 30 hotels with Interstate Hotels and Resorts. He also spent nearly 15 years with Promus Hotels / Hilton Worldwide in regional roles and led many brand training leadership courses in revenue management, sales, and operations. David has worked closely with top industry leading brands such as Hilton, Marriot, IHG, Hyatt, Wyndham and Choice Hotels.
In his free time, David enjoys watching his alma mater’s, University of Houston Cougars, football and basketball team as well as his favorite baseball team the Houston Astros.
Since joining PM Hotel Group in 2018, Sage has been involved in executing portfolio-wide strategic initiatives, as well as hotel underwriting that includes structuring, financing, closing and disposition activities for the company’s hospitality acquisition, development and management transition projects.
Prior to joining PM Hotel Group, Sage worked at BMO Capital Markets as an investment banking analyst working in both mergers & acquisitions and leveraged finance, providing liquidity to companies with enterprise values of $250 million to $5 billion. He was involved in all aspects of analysis, including relative valuations, discounted cash flows, leveraged buyouts, financial modeling, market research and the preparation of investment memorandums. Sage earned his bachelor’s degree from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and his master’s from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. In 2019, Sage was honored as one of the “Thirty Under 30: Hotel Industry Top Rising Stars” by Hotel Management magazine.
Sage is an avid writer with three as-yet-unpublished books under his belt.
Alyssa brings over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having previously held positions in corporate meeting planning, revenue management, operations + underwriting. As Director of Business Development, Alyssa oversees all financial underwriting that includes structuring, financing, closing and disposition for acquisitions, development + management transition projects. She reviews each project and coordinates all efforts with each key discipline. Prior to PM, Alyssa spent 6 years with Paramount Hotel Group as Vice President of Investment Analysis + Asset Management. Alyssa is a graduate of Hofstra University and earned her MS in Hospitality Finance from NYU.
Alyssa loves her sweet M+Ms – no not the candy, her daughters Madison + Mackenzie
Charlotte Dundon has served over 20 years in Human Resources and Hotel Operations roles. She is passionate about building associate culture and programs that elevate organizational effectiveness and overall experience. Her responsibilities have mainly consisted of partnering with operational leaders to deliver people strategies that enhance and improve business decisions. Prior to joining PM Hotel Group, she built and led the People Operations Team at a mobility start-up and scaled the company from 200 to 700 employees within 6 months. Charlotte’s previous hotel experience includes providing strategic employee relations support to a portfolio of hotels as the Corporate Director of HR for a hotel management company for many years.
CHARLOTTE currently RESIDES in Northern Virginia with her blended family of 7!
If SHE had to choose one food to eat for the rest of her life it would be macaroons.
As Vice President of Sales + Marketing, Fran provides corporate sales expertise, strategy and oversight to her portfolio of 15 hotels. An industry veteran, she has held positions with Davidson Hotels & Resorts, Richfield Hospitality and Boykin Hotels over the past 24 years. Since joining PM Hotel Group in 2014, Fran has been an unstoppable force, leading her teams to outstanding revenue and RevPAR growth. In 2016, she was recognized as Hospitality Manager of the Year. A Tennessee native, she began her hospitality career at the Hyatt Regency Knoxville while studying at the University of Tennessee. In her free time, she enjoys waterskiing and relaxing on the lake with her husband, two children and their dog, Marlie.
Her bucket list trip is a Serengeti safari.
With more than 30 years of industry experience across luxury, independent and branded hotels among the Marriott, Hilton, IHG, LaQuinta, Choice and Best Western families, Kathy’s energy and expertise are unparalleled. Today she oversees the sales and marketing for 21 hotels with more than 4,600 rooms and 182,000 square feet of meeting space. In addition, she supervises and mentors Area Directors of Sales, grooming them for advancement to higher roles. Prior to joining PM Hotel Group, Kathy held the VP of Sales and Marketing position at Crescent Hotels & Resorts. During her career, Kathy has overseen full, extended and select service hotels across the United States and Canada. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts.
ICON In her free time, she loves to garden and travel the world with her family.
As Vice President | Sales + Marketing, Bryan supports his portfolio of hotels with proven sales strategies and support ranging across a variety of market segments. Bryan has over 25+ years of hotel sales and operations experience allowing him to understand and appreciate both of these vital areas of the hotel business. Bryan has supported the sales effort of both full service and select service brands including Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and IHG. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Hotel Management from East Stroudsburg University where he also met his wife. In his spare time, Bryan loves to live vicariously though his 3 children on the basketball court, baseball field, volleyball court, or any other sport they may be playing at the time.
Bryan is in his “happy place” dining on wings while watching the Sixers, Eagles, or Phillies game with his family. An Alaskan cruise is #1 on his travel bucket list.
Tina brings over 25 years of experience in the hotel industry, having previously held positions in accounting, front office reservations and revenue management. As Vice President of Revenue Management, she is responsible for maximizing revenue by developing comprehensive, strategic plans to optimize revenue, as well as training and supervising a team of 15. Tina has extensive brand expertise with Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Radisson and Hyatt, as well as with guiding independent properties. Prior to PM Hotel Group, she spent a decade with Crescent Hotels. Tina is a graduate of Penn State University.
As Vice President of Revenue Strategies, Gail helps direct PM Hotel Group’s dynamic revenue strategy initiatives, managing a portfolio of Marriott, Hilton and IHG properties and adjusting to evolving circumstances to deliver optimized revenue streams for our owners. With nearly 20 years of hospitality experience, Gail informs her revenue analysis with her industry knowledge from previous roles in sales, operations and accounting. Prior to PM Hotel Group, she spent a decade with Crescent Hotels and Resorts.
Total pool shark! Has played in a billiards league for 20+ years.
As Vice President | Portfolio Revenue Strategies, Levi supports PM Hotel Group’s dynamic revenue strategy initiatives. He manages a portfolio of Hilton, Marriott, and Red Roof Inn properties while adjusting to ever-evolving circumstances to deliver optimized revenue streams for owners. Levi brings nearly 20 years of hospitality experience with 10 years in operations before shifting to revenue management.
Prior to joining PM Hotel Group in 2017, he spent 4 years with Hilton Revenue Management Consolidated Center.
Levi is a big football fan, especially when oklahoma state is playing. He is also a gym rat, always chasing new pr’s at the gym.
As part of the senior management team, Chris provides above-property leadership and operational support to his hotel teams to ensure optimized performance as we meet or exceed owner objectives. Chris is an alum of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, where he began his career in hospitality through his passion for the culinary arts. Chris has won numerous culinary competitions and earned accolades, including a certificate of appreciation from the office of the President of the United States under the Clinton administration. He has over 30 years of progressive management experience, ranging from independent restaurants to resorts and full-service hotels across all major hotel brands.
In 2013, Chris joined PM Hotel Group as Regional Director of Operations, taking on multi-property management responsibilities for a portfolio of hotels concentrated in the mid-Atlantic area. As company expansion occurred in 2018, he was promoted to Vice President with a primary focus on driving market share, customer loyalty, brand compliance and associate satisfaction. Chris currently sits on the board of directors for the Capitol Riverfront BID | Washington DC, where he is an advisor to the economic growth and revitalization of the neighborhood along the banks of the Anacostia River. Chris was raised in New England, and by an early age had developed a passion for travel and exploration. His love for camping, hiking and biking in the Catskills and Adirondacks eventually led him to domestic and international travel, which fostered his love for the lodging and hospitality industry.
A graduate of the CIA with two green thumbs, Chris grows his own herbs and vegetables.
Jeff Wanders joined PM Hotel Group in 2014. A graduate of the Hotel School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Jeff has over 30 years of hotel management experience. Today, he manages a diverse portfolio of branded and independent hotels from coast to coast including full-service, lifestyle and luxury properties. Prior to joining PM Hotel Group, Jeff held positions with Stonebridge Companies and GF Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International. His expertise includes rooms, F&B, revenue management and sales.
He has an absolute love for Italy! He’s been four times and excited for trip #5.
Paul brings over 30 years of experience in the hotel industry, having held positions as General Manager, Director of Operations and Rooms Division Manager. Today, Paul is responsible for overseeing hotel operations with a dedication to guest service, brand standard adherence and financial performance. He has extensive experience with Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Wyndham and Best Western hotels. Prior to joining PM Hotel Group, Paul spent eight years with Hersha Hospitality Management. He holds a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Widener University.
His bucket list trip is a vacation to Sicily.
A licensed architect with 25 years of hotel and restaurant design, construction and project management leadership, Jamie is responsible for managing and executing Capex and renovation projects for the PM Hotel Group portfolio. He is a problem solver, passionate about renovating and reimagining hotels and restaurants that offer creative, experiential concepts that add value and meet the needs of today’s travelers. Earlier in his career, he held Design + Construction roles with both Marriott International and HMS Host. Born and raised in Chicago, Jamie found his love for hospitality while working as bartender and cook for several restaurants along the Illinois river.
Jamie is a home improvement fanatic who’s either in the middle of a project or planning the next one.
As Senior Corporate Director, Restaurants and Bars, Mark Dombkoski brings 25 years of experience working with some of the country’s most notable and successful hospitality groups, including Starr Restaurants and Cornerstone Restaurant Group. A highly skilled operational leader, Mark is a culinary dynamo able to oversee diverse concepts and large teams, while simultaneously driving the development and launch of new concepts and maintaining high-level operating standards. Mark has a proven ability to drive bottom-line results while activating curated food and beverage programming that spurs growth for our restaurants, rooftops and nightlife concepts.
He’s a proud #girldad of four—three grown daughters and Sloane, his beloved Bernese Mountain dog