HHG is a leader in hospitality management in the USA. HHG is one of a small group of management companies approved as franchisee by Marriott, where the operator is independent of the ownership of the hotel. The Company is also approved by Hilton, Starwood, Intercontinental, Radisson and most other hotel franchise companies.
HHG was incorporated in 1989, with the name changed to Harrell Hospitality Group in 2006.
HHG’s executives collectively have experience in the management of more than 100 hotels, in senior on site, regional or corporate positions. The information below details the company’s experience in: executive meetings and conferences, Caribbean resorts, asset management, and construction and renovation, as evidence of the Company’s executive’s breadth of experience in hotel and resort operations, development, asset management and consulting.
Paul was born and raised in the UK, where he became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants before he came across the pond to the United States. His focus during the years prior to HHG was in finance and accounting, working in positions from hotel controller to corporate VP Finance, with experience from Caribbean resorts to mainland large full service hotels.
Paul is the Company’s CEO and also heads the company’s development and acquisition activities. He is married, has twin boys in their twenties, a teenage son in college, is active in his church and is passionate about helping others less fortunate.
Mark attended East Tennessee State University and served in the US Navy before entering the hotel industry where he gained experience in operations and sales in properties ranging from private golf resorts to large full service hotels. He has also renovated and rebranded many facilities and operated Hilton, Sheraton, Wyndham and Radisson properties prior to joining HHG.
Mark heads the company’s operations and sales activities, has two adult sons, is active in his church and loves to fish... and dance!
Barbara was also born and raised in the UK, earned her MBA from Oxford Brookes University and worked extensively in the Human Resources and training fields before joining HHG. Even today, given her passion for training, Barbara is a part time lecturer at San Jose State University.
She has extensive experience in training, hotel opening, all aspects of human resources, union negotiations and employee benefits.
Barbara heads the company’s human resources activities, in addition to her duties as general manager of the company’s Biltmore hotel, is married, is active in her church and community, and loves to travel.
Mike has spent most of his career in the management of full service top tier hotels in locations ranging from Atlanta to Philadelphia to Hawaii, but is most comfortable in his native California, which he, his wife and four daughters call home.
Mike heads the company’s engineering activities in addition to being the general manager of the company’s Marriott hotel in Santa Barbara wine country.
Mike is very active in the community in both civic and charitable causes, he has his own Jelly and Jam company with his wife, enjoys golf, swim meets (all four daughters are very accomplished swimmers) and restoration projects.
Jeff graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989 with a BS in Accounting. During his 25 year career in the hotel business he has gained experience in management and accounting in both centralized and de-centralized environments. He began his career as an intern with Vista International and honed his skills in building efficiencies and advancing individuals under his supervision, holding positions from unit controller, to area controller to regional controller over 10 properties with a total of $65m in annual revenues.
Jeff loves to watch his daughter play softball (a collegiate star!) and support his Pittsburgh Steelers
Prakash graduated from the Institute of Hotel Management in Chennai, India before immigrating to the USA. After completing a further degree at the University of Wisconsin, he joined the hotel industry and worked in many large, full service, top tier hotels prior to joining HHG.
Prakash heads the company’s sales and marketing activities in addition to his on-site sales and marketing duties at the company’s Biltmore hotel in Santa Clara.
He lives in northern California with his two sons, and enjoys fine wines and traveling.
Betty has been in the hotel industry for 33 years, starting as a Front Desk Agent working her way up to Director of Finance in a de-centralized environment at the property level, and from Senior Accountant to Director of Hotel Accounting with large hospitality companies at the corporate level. She has accounting experience with all brands.
Originally from Shreveport, LA. She is married with three grown children, seven grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Harley motorcycle, 4 wheeling in Mena, AR at the Wolf Pen Gap trail system with her husband and kids.
Betty works with her community as a volunteer at animal shelters, Salivation Army, Habitat for Humanity, and the Boys and Girls Club.