Remington Goes ‘Green,’ Elevating Former Chesapeake Chieftain to President

Chris Green
Chris Green, President, Remington Hotels

When Remington Hotels got Chesapeake Hospitality in April, the business acquired more than a portfolio of premium branded homes, much of which remained in significant Midwest markets. Simply as notably, the business likewise reinforced its management group with Chesapeake CEO Chris Green, who was just recently tapped to take the reins of the Dallas-based operator.

After effectively managing the combination of Chesapeake’s hotels into the Remington portfolio, Green– who was with Chesapeake Hospitality for some 16 years– rose from his position as department president.

Green, who brings 25 years of hospitality experience, detailed the advancement of his function and the makeup of the business’s portfolio following the statement, which was made by Remington Hotels CEO Sloan Dean.

” My main task when I came by was to make certain that the combination worked out. As we browsed through that, and now that the Remington portfolio is 60 percent institutional and 40 percent third-party [management], I believe Sloan saw a chance to take my experience and utilize it in a higher way,” Green informed LODGING

Founded in 1968, Remington Hotels was obtained by Ashford Inc. in2019 Remington’s portfolio– which is now more than 120 homes– had to do with 20 percent third-party management prior to the approximately $26 million acquisition of Chesapeake by Ashford.

Dean even more promoted Green’s characteristics and the reasoning for the promo: “With integrated resources and a lined up objective, our collaboration has actually caused interesting outcomes. Chris’s management values is important to Remington, and his brand-new function will result in higher success in the brand-new year. Skill constantly triumphes, and Chris has the unusual mix of inspiring management, entrepreneurial work principles, and high ability. There is a clear factor Chris was CEO at a young age for Chesapeake, and we ‘d be silly not to raise Chris,” he stated in a declaration.

Green included that the combination of Chesapeake’s homes is “99 percent” total. He acknowledged a few of the distinctions in between the 2 business and more described the advantages of size and scale: “I believe it’s getting harder [for smaller sized business] What I was discovering was that with a few of the mega supervisors that are out there today, my capability to get in the mix and the discussion about advancement early enough to win the offer was getting soft [with Chesapeake] That was my difficulty … that’s where scale matters,” he stated, including that pertaining to such a big business “has actually been a huge knowing [experience] for me.”

He went on to include, “The something that keeps me up during the night is, how do we get huge without feeling huge?”

Fortunately, Green kept in mind that the 2 business were quite a healthy culturally as the shift happened, and he continues to pass on the business’s goals to its some 270 business partners.

” The part that was so good was moving right into the culture– a minimum of I might feel comfy because. Everyone has stated the important things they were most fired up about was the aligning of culture, and truthfully what they’ve spoken with me up until now about what I think. It simply actually synchronizes up with what they think,” he stated. Green highlighted that a person of the business’s goals following the merger is to be a real high-touch management business, and he described what that implies to him.

” For me, it’s not almost the phrasing ‘high touch’; it’s more about your operating approach. There are a great deal of excellent management companies that understand how to run hotels, however I’ve constantly spoken about having a group that examines the horizon. A great deal of individuals discuss what’s apparent in their competitive set of hotels, which’s simply the structure that they’re going to operate in. I think in looking past that and having a slate of specialists that are so in tune with the owners’ financial investment thesis and with what’s possible that they look outside that and press outcomes that nobody idea were possible. That’s what all of it boils down to: third-party hotel management has to do with understanding the customer,” he stated.

The outcomes for Remington in 2022 have actually been extremely strong as the business has actually seen a consistent boost in tenancy and income, according to Green. “We’re having a fantastic year as a business, and it’s produced a great deal of energy and enjoyment with our group about the future,” he stated.


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