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HRI Hospitality appoints Corporate Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships

Rylie Johnson
Rylie Johnson

With a focus on developing new business opportunities and growth initiatives, while also ensuring alignment with annual business goals, Rylie Johnson will lead the charge in fostering mutually beneficial partnerships to ensure the continued success and growth of HRI.

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – HRI Hospitality (“HRI”), announces the appointment of Rylie Johnson as the Corporate Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, a newly established position within HRI. This strategic move reflects the company’s commitment to expanding their third-party management platform and further enhance the HRI portfolio of hotels via new joint ventures and strategic partnerships.  HRI offers the unique perspective of hotel property ownership and development as well as management for multiple third-party owners.  HRI has an extensive track record of developing iconic premium service, full-service hotels, and independent hotels both via new build and adaptive reuse of buildings in top US urban markets.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rylie to our team,” said Patrick Vyncke, Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Investments. “Her proven track record in business development and dynamic approach to hospitality align perfectly with our vision for growth. Rylie’s expertise will undoubtedly contribute to the success of HRI Hospitality and continue to strengthen our growth in the industry.”

In her pivotal role, Ms. Johnson will be instrumental in creating, expanding and managing strategic business relationships with key hotel owners, partners and new investors. Rylie will also play a key role in establishing effective marketing strategies and enhancing company awareness.

Rylie brings her broad-based network to the HRI team, having recently served as the Studio Development Manager at Studio 11 Design in Dallas, TX. Her role involved spearheading the identification and pursuit of new project opportunities within the hospitality sector.  Rylie’s personalized and attentive approach to client needs, working directly alongside owners and principals, has solidified her reputation as a dynamic professional with a passion for the hospitality industry. Rylie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Marketing & Management from The Art Institutes.

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