Next generation takes the reins at Pacific Hospitality Group

by | 28 Jun 2022 | Chains

​Imagery courtesy of Pacific Hospitality Group.

US-based hotel management and investment company Pacific Hospitality Group has promoted Garrett S. Busch to the role of president.

The son of company founder, Timothy R. Busch, Garrett will succeed outgoing president and COO Paul J. McCormick after having served as PHG’s vice president of capital markets and development since 2019.

Spearheading expansion

In his new role, Garrett will oversee the company’s portfolio of 12 independent hotels and resorts and will continue to spearhead the company’s expansion efforts while assuming day-to-day oversight of the entire company.

Founder and CEO Timothy R. Busch commented: “Garrett’s proven track record, business development acumen, and unrivalled dedication makes him the right leader for Pacific Hospitality Group. Garrett’s love for the business combined with his ability to run a multifaceted operation makes him the perfect leader for us. He is poised to take the helm and lead PHG to our next phase of growth.”

Record predecessor

Garrett replaces Paul J. McCormick, who stepped down as president after successfully leading the company for the past 4 years. McCormick, a seasoned hospitality veteran who has led operations for KSL Resorts, Miraval and Sage Hospitality, led PHG to record revues in 2019 and steadfastly guided the company through the Covid storm. Timothy added: “We will forever be indebted to Paul for his dedication and leadership.”

Garrett commented: “I am honoured and excited by this opportunity. My family’s support and team’s confidence in me has allowed me to move from growing the company to now leading the company. I am already getting to know our 1,550 team members across the country and am humbled by each one of them. It is a privilege to be their leader and look forward to all of the expansion and best in class operations our portfolio will enjoy together.”

Proven development credentials

Under Garrett’s tenure as vice president of capital markets, PHG acquired the Hotel Granduca in Austin, Texas in December 2020 and completed the ground-up construction of the Hyatt Place Hotel in downtown Phoenix, Arizona in May 2021. He recently led PHG and the Busch family’s efforts to recapitalise, refinance, and consolidate control of The Meritage Resort and Spa and its soon to be reimagined sister property, The Grand Reserve at the Meritage, both located in the picturesque Napa Valley.

Before taking the reins of the development team, Garrett spent 8 years running the family winery Trinitas Cellars, in Napa, California. During his time there he significantly expanded the winery’s revenues and reach, where he championed fruitful wine partnerships with his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame. He received his undergraduate degree in business and his MBA from the University of Notre Dame where he majored in entrepreneurship and finance, respectively.

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A premier hotel management and investment company based in Irvine, CA, Pacific Hospitality Group (PHG) owns and operates hotels and resorts across the United States.

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