Richard Moreau / Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Richard Moreau was named executive vice president, chief operating officer of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. in September 2011. In this capacity, he is responsible for all asset management functions related to the Company's 17 high-end and luxury properties, a function which he has continuously led since 1997.
Mr. Moreau has been in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years in both property and multi-unit operation positions. From 1992 until he joined Strategic Hotels in 1997, Mr. Moreau was a principal at Gremor Hospitality, a hotel asset management company. Prior to that, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of 22 full service hotels and resorts operating under franchise agreements with Hilton, Sheraton and Holiday Inn as principal and executive vice president at Inn America Corporation, an independent hotel management company. Prior to that, he was a vice president of operations for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of all pre-opening and operating procedures for six prototype Hyatt hotels. He began his career at the Howard Johnson Company.