First Hospitality appoints VP, asset management

First Hospitality promoted Sam Schwartz to VP of asset management. In his new role, Schwartz is responsible for driving investment value for the First Hospitality investor group and owners across the company’s portfolio, as well as working with operating teams to maximize performance.

Schwartz has spent more than four years with First Hospitality, including most recently as general manager of the Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place. During his time with the company he also served as development director, where he led key aspects of two multimillion-dollar projects.

“Sam has proven himself as a strong leader and asset to our clients since day one,” David Duncan, president of First Hospitality, said in a statement. “He is most deserving of this responsibility, and I look forward to working with him in this new leadership capacity.”


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First Hospitality is a hotel management, acquisition, development and consulting company. It operates more than 7,000 rooms across the United States.