Aqua-Aston Hospitality – a leading hotel management company known for its owned brands in Hawaii, the continental United States, and Costa Rica – continues to expand its roster of top talent with the appointment of senior executive, Lesli Reynolds. Reynolds serves as senior vice president, operations, and reports to Kelvin Bloom, chief executive officer, Aqua-Aston Hospitality.
In this position, Reynolds is responsible for Aqua-Aston Hospitality’s global operations across five owned brands, as well as the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Curio Collection by Hilton; developing strategic plans, brand standards, and standard operating procedures that require enterprise-wide coordination; and supporting new business development, including the implementation of growth strategies.
“Lesli plays an important role in the management and optimisation of operations at Aqua-Aston Hospitality,” said Bloom. “With more than 25 years of experience, she has a deep understanding of our business that extends beyond operations to include strategic branding, e-commerce, marketing and sales.”
Reynolds spent more than two decades with Omni Hotels & Resorts. Most recently, she served as senior vice president of revenue and was responsible for strategic brand development; revenue growth and optimisation; e-commerce and digital marketing initiatives; and global distribution and sales. Prior to that, she served as senior vice president of operations and was responsible for approximately half of Omni’s hotel and resort portfolio in major city and resort destinations. Reynolds provided leadership on marketing strategies, sales deployment, operational efficiency, sales, and revenue generation. During her tenure at Omni, Reynolds was recognized with top honours three times for her leadership in innovation, for her keen ability to generate new revenue, and for her outstanding delivery of guest services excellence.
With its established network of hotels and resort condos and the strong appeal of its brands that include Aqua Hotels & Resorts, Aston Hotels & Resorts, Instinct Hotel Collection, Lite Hotels, and Maui Condo & Home, Aqua-Aston continues to position itself as a leader in the hospitality industry.