Lotte Hotels Corporation announced that Jim Petrus has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Lotte Hotels and Resorts Americas, effective immediately.
Petrus is a 30 plus year industry leader who has held senior roles in Blackstone/BRE Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and Hyatt Hotels. Petrus’ appointment builds upon the luxury South Korean brand’s commitment to creating unique and compelling experiences for guests in the Americas.
“Throughout Petrus’ illustrious career, he was instrumental in building the best culture and business strategy for all the brands he has touched. We are tremendously optimistic about all that Jim has to offer to Lotte Hotels & Resorts and we are thrilled to have him usher in the next generation of success for the brand in the America’s, said Mr. David Kim, Lotte Hotel Corporation President, and CEO. “He understands our business, our company, and our people, and I’m confident he is the right leader to drive our culture and business forward.”