Executive Vice President, Operations
Russ Cox is Interstate Hotels & Resorts’ executive vice president of operations for Interstate, responsible for overall operations, sales and marketing for the West Coast. Russ brings with him more than three decades of hotel industry experience and a ground-up knowledge of hotel operations.
Prior to joining Interstate in July 2014, Russ was most recently chief operating officer with Rim Hospitality since 2005, successfully steering every phase of hotel development, from opening of new hotels through renovation and sale. As chief operating officer of Rim Hospitality, Russ oversaw regions across the United States and all areas of operation including human resources, sales and marketing and revenue management.
Prior to joining The Rim Corporation, Russ worked with NW Hospitality Group and Red Lion Hotels and Inns, where he started as a restaurant manager and, by the age of 24, had become general manager of a 150-room property on the banks of the Columbia River. Russ’s experience ranges from boutique-size to high-volume properties such as an 850-room Seattle hotel with 44,000 square feet of meeting space, three restaurants and two lounges.