PHOENIX — BWH Hotel Group has promoted Ron Pohl to president of International Operations and president of WorldHotels. Pohl joined the organization in 2007 and previously served as senior vice-president and COO. In his new role, Pohl will strengthen the organization’s global presence and operations.
Additionally, Pohl currently serves on the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Board of Directors, the Advisory Board for Grand Canyon University, and previously served on the board of directors for the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland.
Throughout his career, Pohl has earned a number of awards. For example, in 2017, he was named a silver winner in the Executive of the Year – Large Companies category by the Best in Biz Awards. He was also named the 2017 gold winner in the Executive of the Year category by One Planet Awards. In 2016, Pohl received the American Hotel & Lodging Education Institute Arthur Landstreet Award.
“During his successful tenure with BWH Hotel Group, Ron has made many significant contributions, including increasing the company’s scale throughout the world,” says Larry Cuculic, president and CEO, BWH Hotel Group. “He was instrumental in re-positioning existing offerings and launching new brands to diversify the company’s portfolio and appeal to today’s travellers and developers. In addition, he has led new and innovative operations efforts resulting in record guest satisfaction scores for the company. He is dedicated and the consummate professional.”
“I am honoured to have the opportunity to take on this new and expanded role aimed at further growing and strengthening our brand across the globe,” says Pohl. “We have made tremendous progress in recent years diversifying our portfolio and offering new and exciting brands that exceed developer and guest expectations. I look forward to working collaboratively with our hoteliers, global partners, company leadership and corporate staff to build upon our track record of success.”