Access Hotels & Resorts, a full-service hotel management company and consulting firm specializing in hotel, project, resident, and asset management, announced today the appointment of Fran J. Taloricco as Chief Development Officer.
In his new role, Taloricco will be responsible for the expansion of Access Hotels & Resorts portfolio of managed hotels. He will maintain oversight for the United States and Eastern Canada and brings extensive experience in hotel development to the company.
“Fran brings a tremendous depth of knowledge as it relates to hotel development, management, renovations, construction, franchising, and hotel real estate,” said Mark Lahood, Co-Founder and President of Access Hotels & Resorts. “We are excited to be able to leverage Fran’s network of contacts and hotel development experience as we prepare to grow our company to new heights.”
Prior to joining Access, Taloricco served as Managing Director of North American Development for Best Western Hotels & Resorts. He also has previous experience as a senior development executive for Hersha Hospitality, Roedel Companies, Choice Hotels International, Wyndham Worldwide, and Coakley Williams.
“As a respected partner in the hotel industry, Access has demonstrated its ability to provide clients investment value that goes beyond their expectations,” said Taloricco. “I believe in the company and am looking forward to helping achieve its aggressive growth goals.”