COVINGTON, KY—Commonwealth Hotels has added Jennifer Porter to its team as the VP of operations at Commonwealth Hotel Collection, LLC, affiliated with Commonwealth Hotels, LLC and Corporex.
Prior to joining the company, Porter spent 25 years in the hospitality industry in many roles. Most recently she was a VP of operations at Winegardner and Hammons/Pyramid Hotels. During her tenure at Winegardner and Hammons, she had regional responsibility over multiple full-service hotels, as well as opening and transitioning hotels for the company.
Her experience spans lifestyle, all-suite and conference-style hotels in urban, suburban, airport and resort locations across the country. She was influential in growing the revenues, ensuring excellent customer satisfaction and developing the leadership team. Prior to her VP of operations role, she was the general manager of multiple full-service hotels with Marriott, Hilton, IHG and independent/boutique hotels.
“We are thrilled to have Jennifer join our team,” said Bryan Hayes, managing director at Commonwealth. “Jennifer’s depth of hospitality experience and skills strengthen Commonwealth and our properties, better enabling us to face the ongoing market changes of delivering world class organization for our guests and financial returns for our owners.”