HHM Announces Scott Hammons as Vice President of Capital Projects
HHM?named Scott Hammons as Vice President of Capital Projects, the company announced recently. With renovations at nearly 20?HHM?properties scheduled to be completed in 2014, Hammons? breadth of experience lends itself well to the long list of diverse projects which includes hotels in the Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and?IHG?brand families, as well as HHM?s Independent Collection hotels such as the two recent Autograph Collection additions in Miami: Winter Haven and Blue Moon.
?Scott joining our team is a big win for?HHM. His diverse resume includes iconic hotels and several large projects that assure us he is up for just about anything,?HHM?President &?CEO?Naveen P. Kakarla said. ?The clarity he brings to scope, schedule, budget as well as the important operational requirements from inception to completion of each project sets the example for his entire project management team.?
Hammons reports directly to Kakarla, providing support and leadership to HHM?s regional engineering teams in addition to overseeing all renovations and capital projects. He is leading the project management team with a new mission to provide world class hospitality project management services to clients, Starwood Capital Group and Hersha Hospitality Trust among them, through detailed planning and expert implementation.
Previously, Hammons led the capital projects program for Hilton Worldwide in New York City. His responsibilities included the design and construction oversight for the master plan renovation of the renowned Waldorf=Astoria, New York as well as the New York Hilton Midtown. Prior to his tenure at Hilton, Scott helped lead the $150M+ redevelopment of the Washington Hilton for Lowe Enterprises and worked for Ian Schrager to help relaunch the Gramercy Park Hotel. Hammons has overlapping operations and project experience with the repositioning of the Park Hyatt Washington and the opening of six Kimpton Hotels during his time in Washington D.C. With a hospitality background of 20 years, he has also previously held positions such as Assistant General Manager, Director of Housekeeping and Director of Facilities.
The 2014 scheduled renovations touch a wide range of hotels in the portfolio ? across multiple regions for various brands, as well as HHM?s Independent Collection hotels such as the two recent Autograph Collection additions in Miami: Winter Haven Hotel and Blue Moon.