In this role, Stern will be involved with business development, operations, asset management and innovation to maximize the properties’ long-term sustainability and performance.
Stern has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Destination, Stern served as the Vice President of The Amstar Group, a private equity investment firm, where he led the hotel division focusing on asset management, performance and optimization of their portfolio.
Stern also served as General Manager of the Westin Westminster and the JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek under Sage Hospitality. Previously, Stern held tenure at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, serving various leadership roles in operations across brands including General Manager at the Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa, a former Luxury Collection Resort in Phoenix, Ariz., General Manager of the Westin Tabor Center Hotel in Denver, Colo., and Director of Operations at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Stern has proven success managing the “people, profit, product” triangle.
“Dani’s vast experience in the hotel industry, having served in General Manager, multi-unit operations and asset management roles, will provide a unique perspective to our business model and complement the strength of the POG team,” said Jamie Sabatier, President and Chief Operating Officer at Destination Hotels & Resorts.
Stern holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He was elected as President of the Metro Denver Hotel Association and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.