Meet the 24/7 Team Behind Your Next Hotel Investment.

“It's the singer not the song
That makes the music move along
Won't you join together with the band”

~ Join Together, The Who

David Wani | Chief Executive Officer

As a founding partner David serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer with responsibility for strategic oversight of all aspects of company operations, development, and investment.

Prior to forming Twenty Four Seven Hotels, David spent over seven years with Tarsadia Hotels working with the executive team in sourcing, underwriting, and negotiating licensing and purchase and sale contracts for company acquisition, disposition, and development opportunities. David’s diverse industry experience also includes real estate and hotel consulting with a focus on hospitality and auditing at Landauer Associates in Los Angeles.

David earned his M.B.A. in Real Estate/Finance from the University of Southern California, and his M.S. in Hotel Investment from New York University.

"You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one,
I hope someday you'll join us "

~ Imagine, John Lennon

Drew Hardy | President

Drew brings a diverse background in strategic planning, finance, and investment to his position as Co-founder and President of Twenty Four Seven Hotels. He plays a key role in business development including sourcing new management and investment opportunities, asset management, and owner relations.

Drew began his career in the investment side of the industry with a boutique hotel management firm in San Diego before setting out to form Pacific Hotel Brokerage, a west coast hotel investment advisory firm, in 1992. From there he went on to become Vice President of Real Estate for Tarsadia Hotels where he continued to focus on hotel acquisitions, dispositions and financing.

Drew earned his business degree from the University of San Diego and also holds a certification in Real Estate, Development, and Hotel Investment from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration.

"You say that this wasn’t in your plan
Don’t mess around with the demolition man "

~Demolition Man, The Police

Bill Swank Jr. | President-Development & Construction

A principal of his own hotel development firm since 1985, Bill joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels as a partner bringing his tremendous background in hotel development and construction management. As President of Design and Construction his primary responsibility is to coordinate and direct all company new build and renovation projects.

Bill’s entire professional career has been spent in land acquisition, entitlement, project administration, finance, asset management, and franchising. Among his notable projects was the first Marriott Residence Inn to open in Mexico in the coastal resort of Bajamar, which he accomplished via an international partnership with Grupo Frisa, one of Mexico's largest commercial developers.

Bill earned his business degree from the University of Southern California, and a professional certification in Real Estate, Development, and Hotel Investment from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.

“ Catch a ride to the end of the highway
And we'll meet by the big red tree,
There's a place up ahead and I'm goin'
Come along, come along with me"

~ Up Around The Bend, Creedence Clearwater Revival

Gary Gray | Chief Investment Officer

As Twenty Four Seven Hotels’ Chief Investment Officer, Gary spearheads the company’s growth in pursuing hotel acquisitions, management services and new build opportunities. With over 25 years of hospitality experience, Gary’s background includes ground up development, acquisitions and repositioning of value add projects, financing, dispositions, asset management and management contract negotiation.

He began his career in hotel development for a west coast based hotel developer and led the development and acquisition efforts to position the company as the largest owner and operator of Embassy Suites Hotels in the country at the time.

Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Gary most recently dedicated seven years with TPG Hotels & Resorts in sourcing, underwriting and closing hotel transactions ranging from new construction of California’s first AC Hotel, to over 20 hotel acquisitions and hotel management Agreements collectively valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Gary earned his B.S and M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

"You can be a master
Don’t wait for luck
Dedicate yourself and you gon’ find yourself
Standing in the hall of fame "

~Hall of Fame, The Script

Leesa Gibbons | Vice President Operations

Leesa brings over 20 years of hospitality management experience having held positions with several Hilton, Choice, and Starwood brands, ranging from luxury hotels to select-service properties.

As Vice President Operations, Leesa provides guidance and support to hotel management teams to support driving revenue and profitability. Above all, Leesa protects assets by implementing our standard processes and procedures, instilling a guest-centric culture, and ensuring that the properties operate at their full potential.

Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Leesa held leadership positions in operations, sales & marketing, and accounting. She has an accomplished career including fulfilling the role of opening General Manager for Homewood Suites leading her team in eventually receiving the brand’s top award, the Connie Pride Hotel of the Year, in its first year of operation.

"You're a shining star
No matter who you are
Shining bright to see
What you could truly be"

~Shining Star, Earth Wind & Fire

Vernita Crews | Corporate Director of Sales

Vernita joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2013 as the Regional Director of Sales for Northern California, Idaho, and Arizona.

Prior to joining the company her career spanned twenty years with management teams at Tarsadia Hotels, Crescent Hotels & Resorts, and Commonwealth Hotels, holding top leadership positions within the sales discipline.

With Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Vernita oversees all hotel sales and marketing strategies as well as corporate branding and marketing support. She provides hotel sales teams with training, tools and a tactical approach to prospecting and winning business to achieve the overall demand segmentation and revenue goals.

"There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold "

~Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin

Mae Serrano | Corporate Director of Sales

Mae joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels most recently from Pacific Hospitality Group where she was the Director of Sales for the AAA Four-Diamond Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa.

Prior to the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, Mae worked for Starwood, Intercontinental, and Marriott Hotels in the sales force.

In her role as a Director, Mae is an extension of the hotel sales teams in prospecting for new business, revenue management, and marketing the hotels. Mae is directly responsible for mentoring her hotel sales teams and ensuring they are set up for success to achieve the annual operating and sales plans.

"Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten "

~ Unwritten, Natasha Bedingfield

Kathy Millar | Task Force Director of Sales

Kathy Millar joined the Twenty Four Seven Hotels corporate team as Task Force Sales leader with over 20 years of hospitality sales experience. Most recently Kathy was with Hard Rock Hotels where she was Director of Sales.

Prior to Hard Rock Hotels, Kathy was the Regional Director of Sales for two premiere Casino Resorts in Nevada. She has held various sales director positions within the hospitality industry, starting her career at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California.

Kathy is responsible for mentoring her hotel sales teams and ensuring they are set up for success. She is an extension of the property sales teams assisting with account development, market awareness strategies, and revenue management & pricing review for all the hotels.

"But I’ll know my song well before I start singing "

~A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, Bob Dylan

Isaac Rodriguez | Vice President Revenue Strategy & Distribution

Isaac originally joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2003 and served the company in various senior hotel management positions before taking full-time responsibility for multi-property revenue management.

Since 2008, he has been developing and overseeing the revenue management foundations by focusing on the evolving revenue system enhancements of each major brand and ensuring the support structure provides outstanding value for each property in our portfolio. He oversees tactical direction and support on sell strategy implementation as well as assisting the hotels’ executive team with forecasting and budgeting analysis.

Isaac attended Northern Arizona University and Scottsdale Community College and holds degrees in Hotel and Restaurant Management. He has achieved industry recognized certifications as Certified Revenue Manager Executive, CRME and Certified Hospitality Administrator, CHA.

"Nothing ever feels quite the same when you are what you dreamed…
And you will never look at anything the same when you see what I see "

~How did you love, Shinedown

Beth Shelton | Corporate Revenue Director

Beth Shelton joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2012 and previously was the General Manager at our Springhill Suites in Boise before being promoted to Corporate Revenue Director.

Prior to Twenty Four Seven Hotels, she worked for Hilton Hotels in various leadership roles in Portland, Seattle, and Hawaii, which included two years as the Assistant Director of Revenue Management for the Hilton Waikoloa and Reservation Manager for the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower.

Beth attended University of Phoenix where she attained her MBA/Human Resource Management. In her current role, Beth specializes in revenue system diagnostics and fostering property engagement in revenue management.

"We are led to those who help us most to grow, if we let them, and help them in return "

~For Good, Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth

Emily Adams | Corporate Revenue Manager

Emily originally joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2012 and led front office operations at two of our Marriott properties before being promoted to our corporate revenue team.

Her most recent position was as Corporate Revenue Analyst where she supported the portfolio with the execution of various routine and ad hoc reporting needs.

As Corporate Revenue Manager, Emily specializes in leveraging revenue platforms, resources and initiatives to optimize rate and drive optimal market share in all segments. Emily also attended College of Western Idaho where she attained her degree in Business Administration and Management.

“We care a lot…about the little things, the bigger things we top.”

~We Care A Lot, Faith No More

Maria Lynch | Corporate eCommerce Manager

Maria joined the Twenty Four Seven Hotels team in early 2016 to manage the digital presence of each property as the Corporate eCommerce Manager.

Prior to Twenty Four Seven Hotels she was the Marketing Coordinator for The Grove Hotel in Boise, ID after graduating from The College of Idaho in 2014. She majored in Political Economy and triple-minored in Business, Mathematics, and Asian Studies.

Maria leverages her analytical and creative background to augment hotel visibility in the digital realm while keeping abreast of the ever-changing industry.

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life…and I’m feeling good”

~Feeling Good, Nina Simone

Samuel Grant | Vice President Finance

Samuel joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels hotels as Director of Finance in 2014.

Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Samuel was the Director of Finance for Petit Ermitage Hotel and prior to that held a multitude of Finance positions in the hospitality industry.

As the Vice President Finance, Samuel and his team manage the Twenty Four Seven Hotels portfolio of hotel accounting procedures, which include the daily balancing of systems, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Budgets and Profit and Loss Statements.

Samuel has a Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and B.A. Economics from Ohio State University. He teaches Hospitality Finance and Critical Thinking for University of Phoenix.

“Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends”

~A Little Help From My Friends, Joe Cocker

Scott Terry | Corporate Director of Operations

Building on 30+ years of Hospitality experience across most major hotel brands including Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, IHG, and Starwood, Scott’s role is in multiple property oversight. The strengths from his background provide distinct advantages in labor and expense controls, employee development, and customer service, with an added responsibility as guest satisfaction task-force leader for all hotels in the Twenty Four Seven portfolio.

Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2007, Scott served in various executive management roles for Sunstone Hotels, Davidson Hotel Company, and Hyatt Hotels.

Scott received his undergraduate degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Widener University in Delaware.

“Don't stop thinking about tomorrow
Don't stop, it'll soon be here
It'll be, better than before,
Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone ”

~Don’t Stop, Fleetwood Mac

Gary Comeaux | Regional General Manager

Gary joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2012 as the General Manager of the Holiday Inn La Mesa before he was promoted to Area General Manager of the two IHG hotels in San Diego and most recently to his current position where he oversees IHG, Hilton and Marriott Select Service hotels in Southern California.

In his role of Regional Manager, Gary provides leadership to the Operations teams and incorporating brand and Twenty Four Seven Hotels cultures into the day-to-day processes.

Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Gary worked with Interstate Hotels, Sunstone Hotels, Pinnacle Hotels and Marriott International. He is certified in several of IHG and Marriott service and operations programs.

“Hope when you take that jump you don't feel the fall ”

~ I Lived, OneRepublic

Cassidi Haskell | Regional Director of Sales

Cassidi originally joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2013 and most recently was the Director of Sales at the Hyatt Place Ontario/Rancho Cucamonga.

Prior to Twenty Four Seven Hotels, she has held various sales positions within the hospitality industry including the full service Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center in downtown Riverside, California.

Cassidi’s responsibilities include driving revenue through a regional multi-property direct sales effort by assisting and developing our properties’ sales leaders. She works directly with her properties to support corporate and group sales initiatives to close business and manage our customer relationships in market.

“Mama always told me not to look into the sights of the sun
Oh, but mama
That’s where the fun is”

~ Blinded by the Light, Bruce Springsteen

Greg Williams | Regional General Manager

Greg joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2012, as General Manager of the Holiday Inn, LaMesa/San Diego, CA.

Prior to his General Manager roles at Twenty Four Seven Hotels, he was running a Boutique hotel on the Jersey shore. The first decade of his career started with folding laundry at age 14 and included valuable experience from positions in all departments of various hotels near his hometown, until earning his Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from East Stroudsburg University.

In the role of Regional General Manager, Greg provides leadership support to the Corporate Operations team from his Marriott and IHG brand expertise, along with his insight into the Twenty Four Seven Hotels culture and the day-to-day best practices that drive their overall success.

“Before the cool done run out
I’ll be giving it my bestest
And nothing’s going to stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it’s again my turn
To win some or learn some”

~ I’m Yours, Jason Mraz

Patrick Yoon | Corporate Staff Accountant

Patrick joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels’ Finance and Accounting team in 2015.

Most recently, he served as Senior Income Auditor for USA Hotel Group, LLC. Having navigated various front office management, night audits, and accounting positions for various hotel groups, Patrick brings hands-on experience to his role - as well as his own contagious brand of humor.

In his role with Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Patrick works closely with the VP of Finance and Regional Controller, lending support and implementing strategies to enhance the efficiencies of properties in his region. His responsibilities include general ledger reconciliation, as well as month-end closing report reconciliation; assisting during hotel acquisition and transition periods;posting bi-weekly payroll and daily revenue expenses; and creating or altering profit and loss statement reports.

Patrick attended Wyoming Technical Institute and possesses an extensive background and knowledge in PC LAN environments and related security operations.

“Everybody needs a change
A chance to check out the new
But you're the only one to see
The changes you take yourself through”

~Don’t you worry ‘Bout a Thing, Stevie Wonder

Heather Holloway | Accounts Payable Manager

Heather has a “lifetime” of experience in finance and accounting roles in the hospitality industry that she brings to her current role as A/P Manager. Heather is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the AP function and the variety of business processes within AP such as invoice processing, payment processing, supplier creation/modification, and the documentation of processes within the finance and accounting function of the Company.

Prior to switching coastlines to join Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Heather was based on the east coast. She thrived in her 27-year career with Prime Hospitality, working in all levels of purchasing and accounting as the company grew to 286 hotels with management, development and franchising business units. Heather is proud of her degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting from Centenary College where she once hosted her own live radio show.

“It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
It’s a beautiful day”

~Beautiful Day, U2

Candace Wani | Human Resources

Candace joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2005 to champion benefits administration, employee relations and human resources. Her areas of responsibility include employee and labor relations, legal compliance and generally promoting the company's culture and organizational growth. Her primary goal is to make our company a fun place to work, learn and grow.

Before joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels Candace held several management positions in the banking industry with her most recent experience overseeing the Foreign Exchange Department at Bank of America in Los Angeles, CA.

“The open road, the path of greatness
It's at your fingers.”

~ Kings of Leon (Immortals)

Kyle Street | Corporate Revenue Manager

Kyle recently joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2016 as a Corporate Revenue Analyst. While pursuing a degree in Business Management, he entered into the hospitality industry with an internship at Walt Disney World. After graduating from the University of Idaho, he continued his career in hospitality by working for the software technology company: SiteMinder.

As a Corporate Revenue Analyst, Kyle assists in the streamlining of operations by supporting the rest of the Revenue Management Team with reports and strategies. These implemented strategies provide price optimization for the portfolio.

"And I don't care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me
I shout it out like a bird set free”

~Bird Set Free, Sia

Alison Sansone | Vice President Marketing & Communications

Alison brings over 20 years of experience from a variety of corporate leadership roles to her position at Twenty Four Seven Hotels. The first decade of her career was firmly positioned in hospitality, ranging from Quality Assurance Manager to Human Resources Director to Investor Relations. Her hospitality experience includes interfacing with global leading brands such as Motel 6, Embassy Suites, Marriott and Hilton.

Throughout the next decade she pursued marketing and communications, driven by her interests in video production and technology. She launched her own marketing agency, developing brand strategy and digital marketing media, and worked extensively in the tech startup sector on mobile enterprise projects.

She steered the Twenty Four Seven Hotels re-brand efforts, initiated as a part of their growth strategies in 2016. Joining the executive team in-house enables her to continue managing brand strategy while expanding responsibilities to support the business development team and property marketing needs, as well.

"And when the night is cloudy,
there is still a light that shines on me.
Shine until tomorrow.
Let it be."

~ Let It Be, the Beatles

Hannah Huse | Regional Director of Sales

Hannah joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2015 as the Director of Sales at MOXY PhoenixTempe, helping to launch the first MOXY for Marriott International in the United States. Working hand-in-hand with Marriott International, she played a pivotal role in maintaining key corporate accounts while introducing a new lifestyle brand to the Tempe market.

Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels, she worked for Marriott International in various area sales roles, including serving as Account Executive for both the Houston and Detroit markets.These roles encompassed total account management and sales for all Marriott brands nationally in both the Corporate and Affinity segments.

In her new role as Regional Director of Sales, Hannah’s responsibilities include working with the properties to develop sales teams, execute marketing plans, and leverage brand tools to help analyze and improve optimal revenue growth.

Hannah earned her bachelor’s at University of Houston.

"And bad mistakes, I’ve made a few;
I’ve had my share of sand kicked in my face,
But I’ve come through."

~ We Are the Champions, Queen

Leah Champion | Marketing Coordinator

A newcomer to the hospitality industry and recent transplant to the Southern California area, Leah joined the Twenty Four Seven Hotels team full of fresh ideas and ready to rock’n’roll.

Recently serving as a content manager with Internet Brands, Inc., her hands-on experience with social media management, content development, branding, and teaching are integral in her work as Marketing Coordinator. From teaching college-level course to managing web content,Leah’s professional background runs the gamut, but it’s her unfailing passion for music that made her the perfect fit for our team.

Leah earned her bachelor’s in Communication Studies with a concentration in Media and Technology from Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA; and she subsequently earned her master’s in Mass Communication with a concentration in Strategic Communication Management from University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

“When there’s nowhere else to run, is there time for one more song”

~All These Things That I have Done - the Killers

Brett Myers | Task Force General Manager

Bringing to the organization over 10 years of progressive hotel management experience under various brands including Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt, Brett’s work in the hospitality field has allowed him to successfully manage within fast paced, unique and challenging environments.

Brett takes a dynamic approach to operational success, whether a task assignment or permanent role. He has served in the General Manager role at five hotels, allowing him to gain strong knowledge in navigating solid GOP performance through disciplined P&L controls, Guest Service performance and Associate Satisfaction by actively engaging with property teams.

Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Brett worked in various operational leadership positions with industry leaders Kimpton Hotels, Hyatt and most recently Island Hospitality. Brett holds a degree in Hospitality Management from San Francisco State University.

Embodying the Rock Star spirit, Brett is excited to bring his experience and positive energy to the growing number of properties in the Twenty Four Seven Hotels’ portfolio.

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”"

~Closing Time - Semisonic

Alan Turpin | Regional General Manager

Alan has accumulated 8+ years of hospitality experience, serving in various positions with Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott brand properties. He started out as a part-time front desk attendant and has spent time in every department of a hotel along the way.

Prior to hospitality, Alan had a successful sales career in real estate, television advertising, and newspaper sales/management. This diverse background gives him a unique set of skills to leverage in his leadership role.

And, of course, one of Alan’s passions in life is music, having studied the subject while attending Indiana University.

“I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places
The things that I did
With every broken bone
I swear I lived”

~ I Lived, OneRepublic

Arcel Ann Alo | Regional Controller

Twenty Four Seven Hotels welcomed Arcel Ann to the Finance and Accounting Team as Regional Controller in November of 2016.

Previously Arcel Ann thrived in the position of Assistant Director of Finance at Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove, CA. and previous to that enjoyed success in finance positions with several Hilton Hotels in and around Southern California.

As Regional Controller, Arcel Ann will capitalize her skills in accounting, cost control, forecasting and accounts receivable to finesse our overall bottom line performance.

In her role as Regional Controller, Arcel will maintain a continuous partnership with the Operations Team in her assigned region by monitoring labor, costs and expenses while recommending strategies and implementing new systems for maximizing investor returns.

Arcel earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from DeVry University, Pomona, CA.

“I'm through accepting limits'
Cause someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I'll never know”

~Defying Gravity, Idina Menzel

Ramy Abdelmalak | Regional Controller

Ramy joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in 2016 and serves as Regional Controller.

Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Ramy (pronounced Rah’-mee, in case you were wondering) was the Controller for the infamous Queen Mary in Long Beach. Previous to that Ramy held a multitude of Controller and Finance positions, most notably throughout the Hilton brand, from Conrad Hotels and Resorts in Chicago to Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines.

His skills in hospitality management, revenue analysis and pre-opening accounting brings seasoned experience and leadership to the Finance and Accounting Team.

In his role as Regional Controller, Ramy will maintain a continuous partnership with the Operations Team in his assigned region by monitoring labor, costs and expenses while recommending strategies and implementing new systems for maximizing investor returns.

“Singing in the moonlight
Dancing in the rain
Let the sunshine through to lift your
spirit once again
Cause love makes the world feel good”

~Candyman, Zedd

Jennie Lee | Corporate Staff Accountant

Jennie Lee became a part of the Twenty Four Seven Hotels Finance and Accounting department in 2016. Her infectious laugh and sweet nature is the perfect balance for our team.

Having served in customer service, supervisory, and accounting roles prior to joining Twenty Four Seven Hotels, her experience directly supports her current role with us.

Her duties at Twenty Four Seven Hotels will involve working closely with the VP of Finance and Regional Controller, lending support and implementing strategies to enhance the efficiencies of properties in her respective region. Additionally, she is responsible for general ledger reconciliation, as well as month-end closing report reconciliation; assisting during hotel acquisition and transition periods; posting bi-weekly payroll and daily revenue expenses; and creating or altering profit and loss statement reports.

Jennie Lee earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics with a minor in Accounting from the University of California, Irvine, CA.

“Well I stand up next to a mountain,
And I chop it down with the edge of my hand”

~ Voodoo Child, Jimi Hendrix Experience

Todd Berg | Project Manager

With 30 years of experience across multiple disciplines of the construction field, from driving nails early in his career to driving multimillion dollar projects, Todd brings his diverse knowledge to the table of the development department.

As Project Manager, Todd will work with the ownership, the franchise team, the designers, and each of the GC teams to ensure timely and cost effective completion of a project. He understands the key to success is not just building hotels, but also building relationships. He is responsible for leveraging the talent of the entire team toward a common goal of success.

Prior to Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Todd’s project management experience spans over 15 years. He has completed many projects in the hospitality sector, a highlight being the 340 room Agua Caliente Hotel and Casino. He holds a clear teaching credential from California State University San Bernardino in Construction Technology.

Gary Comeaux | Regional General Manager