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New Spire Hospitality CEO builds Dream Team

Dawna Comeaux to added to leadership as Senior Vice President.

CHICAGO – Spire Hospitality announces the addition of Dawna Comeaux as its senior vice president. Comeaux brings a wealth of experience having guided the sales, revenue management and operation teams of one of the largest third-party hospitality management companies. Alongside Chris Russell, Spire Hospitality’s new chief executive officer, Comeaux will play a key leadership role in maximizing value through improved operations, sales, service and overall company objectives.  

“Bringing Dawna onboard to an already strong leadership team is indicative of the substantial growth and development planned for Spire Hospitality,” says Chris Russell, ceo, Spire Hospitality. “Her deep experience driving success for third-party management companies, as well as her vast understanding of the industry and all major brands will be valuable as we continue to expand our management portfolio and provide our hotels with incomparable support.”

In her most recent position as executive vice president of operations and sales for Pillar Hotels and Resorts, Comeaux led a team representing all major hotel brands, including 250 hotels across 40 states with more than 8,000 team members.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Chris Russell for many years,” says Comeaux. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join him and this impressive group as we advance Spire Hospitality. I look forward to creating a true value, exceeding industry benchmarks and maximizing owner investment.”

In addition to her time with Pillar Hotels and Resorts, Comeaux has served both as a senior vice president of sales and a senior vice president of operations for Archon Hospitality (a Goldman Sachs company) and as an area director of operations and sales for Prism Hotels. Comeaux’s history on both the sales and operations side of the industry, coupled with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management from the University of Houston have provided an excellent foundation for her past and future success.

Owned by AWH Partners, LLC, a privately held real estate investment, development and management firm, Spire Hospitality is a leading provider of management services for hotel owners and investors. With a nimble organizational structure and deep bench of executive talent, Spire Hospitality provides owners and investors with unparalleled, personalized attention.

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