US: Hospitality project management firm The Hardy Group has appointed Brent Hardy as president following the promotion of John Hardy to chairman and founder.
Prior to the appointment as president, Hardy was the director of development and let the group’s expansion in key markets. He was responsible for opening the group’s Los Angeles and Honolulu offices and managing projects on the west coast and Hawaii.
He joined the group in 2008 as project director, initially focussing on the completion of the Hyatt Regency $63 million renovation. Since then he has overseen several renovation projects including The Revere in Boston, the New York City Palace Hotel, and the Hotel MDR in Los Angeles.
Recently, Hardy has led the adaptive reuse of the Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach and is in the progress of two new-build ballroom expansions at the Hilton & Waldorf Astoria Bonnet Creek in Orlando.
Speaking about his appointment, Hardy said: “I am excited and honoured to transition into this new leadership role. Over the last 30 years, my father has provided mentorship, which has allowed The Hardy Group to become the premier development services provider to the hospitality industry. I am thrilled to build upon that foundation as we look towards what new successes we can achieve in the next 30 years.”
John Hardy, chairman and founder, added: “I am very pleased to announce Brent’s promotion to president. Brent’s strategic focus, exceptional leadership and commitment to the company has been instrumental in our growth. Over the past 14 years, Brent has worked his way up through the organisation, truly learning the inner workings of the family business. I look forward to reaching new levels of success with his increased involvement.”
The Hardy Group delivers project management, construction management, owner’s representation, brand negotiation, project accounting and more. The group’s portfolio includes full-service hotels, select service hotels, resorts, and adaptive reuse properties.