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Jason Kreul appointed Chief Operating Officer at First Hospitality

Jason Kreul
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First Hospitality, announces the appointment of Jason Kreul as chief operating officer. Kreul brings nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including key leadership positions in operations plus expansive expertise in full-service, lifestyle and independent properties.  

Kreul will report to David Duncan, President & CEO, and will lead the operations, commercial strategy, and the people & talent groups at First Hospitality and play a pivotal role in further expanding their hotel portfolio.
“Jason’s leadership and broad expertise across fullservice, lifestyle and premium select service will play an integral part in further accelerating the growth of our hotel and restaurant and bar portfolio,” said David Duncan, president and CEO of First Hospitality. “Jason’s focus will be on operational excellence across our portfolio and be a key partner to our ownership relationships. His experience and approach will continue to emphasize a thriving and collaborative workplace culture while delivering superior results.”
Prior to joining First Hospitality, Kreul served in numerous executive roles at Highgate, most recently as president – central US and west coast divisions. Before that, Jason held leadership roles at White Lodging Services and Winegardner & Hammons. Kreul serves on various advisory and board roles at the major hotel brands and industry organizations.
“First Hospitality is recognized as an industry leader that operates high quality hotels, strong relationships, and excellence in hospitality, which excites me about the organization,” Kreul added. “With a substantial growth trajectory, First Hospitality is truly becoming the most sought-after partner in the hospitality business, and I’m honored to be joining such a well-respected team.”
Kreul graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management Business. He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, with his wife Amy, and five kids. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, working on DIY projects, and participating in health and wellness activities.
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