NewcrestImage Names Cathy Kuzski as President, Management Division
Cathy Kuzski has joined NewcrestImage as president of the management division, with responsibility for operating the company’s growing portfolio of properties. She culminated a 27-year career with Marriott International, serving most recently as Area Director for Select Service and Extended Stay Lodging in Texas.
Currently, NewcrestImage owns and operates 25 hotels with an asset value of more than $311 million, including properties under development that will open during 2014. Room revenues are expected to reach $50 million by the end of this year.
“During her distinguished tenure with Marriott, Cathy achieved an enviable record of increasing sales and market position at properties, while simultaneously achieving high guest satisfaction scores,” says Mehul Patel, Chairman and CEO of NewcrestImage.
“We’re excited about her ability to protect and to grow our assets, especially as we switch our business model from properties that average 80 to 150 rooms to larger properties of 120 to 250 rooms.”
NewcrestImage has been particularly active during the past year, including the start of a $10 million renovation of the historic Cotton Exchange Hotel in New Orleans which later this year will become one of the country’s first AC Hotels by Marriott.
In December, the company opened the first dual-branded hotel in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex — a 181-room Courtyard by Marriott and a 120-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott — which is conveniently located near DFW Airport.
The company expects to have 700 associates at its properties by the end of 2014.
Source: BMM (2014). NewcrestImage Names Cathy Kuzski as President, Management Division, Blue Maumau http://www.bluemaumau.org/13758/newcrestimage_names_cathy_kuzski_president_management_division published Mar 27, 2014. Viewed Mar 28, 2014.