White Lodging announced the promotion of two senior leaders.
Jean Luc Barone, current Senior Vice President, Food and Beverage, has assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer for White Lodging’s Urban & Lifestyle portfolio. David Lanterman, current Regional Vice President, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations for the company’s Urban & Lifestyle portfolio.
“Our Urban & Lifestyle portfolio continues to grow at a rapid pace, and under Jean Luc and David’s leadership, I’m confident we will continue to deliver on our promises to customers, associates, and owners,” said Ken Barrett, President and CEO, Hospitality Management at White Lodging. “These promotions demonstrate our commitment we have as a company to develop our leaders from within.”
In his new role, Barone will be responsible for all aspects of hotel operations. Barone joined White Lodging in May 2016. Prior to joining White Lodging, Barone spent 16 years with Starwood where he last held the position of Global Vice President, Food and Beverage.
Lanterman will report to Barone and will oversee all Urban & Lifestyle Regional Vice Presidents. His focus will be on driving consistent and focused execution across the portfolio, including delivery of flawless hotel openings. Prior to joining White Lodging in 2013, David spent 10 years with Winegardner and Hammons Hotel Group in multiple leadership positions.