Chief Operating Officer
Richard Behr leads daily operations and profitability of a growing collection of hotels while achieving optimum operating standards and efficiencies.
Behr brings over 20 years of experience and leadership to the hospitality industry providing considerable expertise to hotel companies including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Destination Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Hotels & Resorts.
has also provided leadership and guidance to such prestigious properties as The Phoenician Resort, Arizona Biltmore
and Royal Palms Resort & Spa.
vast operational experience and diverse background, Behr
promotes an entrepreneurial environment attentive on achieving market potential and increased shareholder value, while focusing on enhanced customer service and judicious owner relations.
Behr oversees annual budgeting processes and develops, organizes and manages capital expenditures programs.
affects positive financial growth through short and long range planning, including closely monitoring revenue sources and operating expenses.
has been the recipient of numerous industry awards bestowed by Mobil
, AAA, and Conde'Nast and was appointed to the Governor's Tourism Alliance
In addition Behr has served on the boards of the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association, Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Behr earned a degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University.