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Michael George

President and Chief Executive Officer | Crescent Hotels & Resorts

With over 30 years of hotel, resort & restaurant operating experience, Michael, as Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Crescent Hotels & Resorts, a nationally ranked Top 10 independent hotel & resort management firm, is responsible for strategic & investment oversight of the hospitality organization, which specializes in management, acquisition and development of hotels, resorts & conference centers in the US, Canada & Caribbean.

Prior to Crescent Hotels & Resorts, Michael served as Senior Vice President Operations for Destination Hotels & Resorts, a large operator of luxury independent hotels, resorts and conference centers. Prior to Destination, Michael was a senior officer for three top 20 national hotel management organizations: Hudson Hotels, as President & Chief Operating Officer; Sunstone Hotels, as Chief Operating Officer; and MeriStar Hotels, as Senior Vice President Operations.

Additionally, Michael has served as Managing Director and General Manager for hotels with brand affiliations of Westin, Marriott, Sheraton, & Hilton Hotels, with singular annual revenues ranging from $15m to over $70m, representing quality designations of the Mobile Four-Star & AAA Four-Diamond awards. Michael currently serves on the Owners Advisory Board of Hilton Hotels, Starwood NA, Sheraton Hotels, and Marriott Residence Inns. Michael previously served on the Advisory Boards for Westin, Marriott Food & Beverage, and Radisson. Michael has served on the Board Of Directors of publicly traded hotel companies along with involvement in two initial public offerings and three secondary offerings.