Executive Vice President of Operations-Full Service
Pete Sams is Interstate Hotels & Resorts’ EVP of Full Service Operations, responsible for the Company’s overall operational strategy, forging strong owner relations and driving superior hotel performance for a portfolio of over 100 properties throughout North America. His portfolio represents all top lodging brands, as well as numerous independent hotels, resorts and conference centers.
Prior to joining Interstate, Pete served as a Regional Vice President at White Lodging, managing a portfolio of full-service hotels to include branded Le Méridien, Marriott, Renaissance and Hyatt Hotels. Additionally, he oversaw the opening of several ground up new-build properties. He also served as the project lead in the development of an internal labor leadership tool and process during his tenure at White Lodging.
Pete’s hospitality career began with Omni Hotels in the hotel finance department, leading to area finance and operational responsibilities. His Omni career spanned 20 productive and decorated years. Ultimately, he served multiple stints as an impactful General Manager, including running the iconic Omni Shoreham, a key asset in the portfolio. In 2009, Pete was named Omni’s General Manager of the Year.
Pete proudly served his country as a member of the US Army and is a graduate of Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance.