M&R Hotel Management announced the appointment of Robert Arigo, a 29-year hospitality veteran, as the vice president of operations. Arigo will be responsible for overseeing the company’s 15 managed hotels in the New York metropolitan area.
Before this appointment, Arigo was the senior director of operations for the New York properties of Hersha Hospitality Management, a division of Philadelphia-based Hersha Hospitality Trust. Arigo’s asset management experience includes senior positions from 2005 to 2007 with Capital Hotel Management and Highgate Hotels, where he had oversight of Goldman Sachs’ significant lodging portfolio.
Brian McSherry, the chief operating officer at M&R commented,
“Robert Arigo’s expertise will facilitate achievement of our performance and service goals systemwide. His mandate is to ensure each of our managed hotels meets, if not exceeds, the high service standards set by M&R and our affiliated brands. In addition, he will oversee M&R’s select portfolio of asset-managed properties, ensuring that onsite managers deliver on the owners’ expected return on investment.”
The M&R portfolio includes the brands of Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels International, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, and Best Western Hotels & Resorts.