Crescent Hotels & Resorts appoints its new Executive Chef


Former Marriott International Team Member Tom Gilliland Joins Leading Hotel Management Company as Executive Vice President of Operations

FAIRFAX, Va. (PRWEB) September 07, 2022

Crescent Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning hotel management company headquartered in both Fairfax, Virginia and Toronto, Ontario, today announced the appointment of the company’s newest executive position. Hospitality veteran and former Marriott Vice President of Franchise Operations Tom Gilliland will join the brand effective September 12, 2022 as Executive Vice President of Operations for Crescent Hotel & Resort.

In his new role at Crescent Hotels & Resorts, Tom will oversee the Crescent Operations and Culinary teams on a day-to-day basis, driving operational excellence and accountability across the Crescent portfolio. Tom’s new appointment will also strengthen the long-term relationship Crescent Hotels & Resorts has with Marriott International. Crescent Hotels & Resorts stands out as one of the few hotel management companies licensed to operate high-end and luxury hotels under the Marriott brand. More than 65% of Crescent Hotels & Resorts’ current brand portfolio consists of Marriott-affiliated properties.

Having an illustrious career with Marriott International spanning the past 23 years, Tom has spent the last 10 years in franchise operations. In his role with Marriott’s Operations team, Tom was responsible for analyzing the business and operational skills of new hotels and proposed franchises in partnership with Marriott’s development team. Previously, Tom served as Vice President, Hotel Openings and Transitions. In this role, he was responsible for over 650 hotel openings and 250 hotel transitions for Marriott in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America.

“Crescent Hotels & Resorts is proud to have someone of the caliber of Tom Gilliland to join our team,” said Michael George, CEO and Founder of Crescent Hotels & Resorts. “We are confident that his leading experience in the hospitality industry will serve as a compass for the efficient and highly tactile operations our brand hopes to deliver to guests and partners in every interaction.”

About Crescent Hotels & Resorts

Crescent Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, nationally recognized operator of hotels and resorts with more than 100 properties in the United States and Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies licensed to operate high-end and luxury hotels under the Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and IHG brands. Crescent also operates a collection of independent hotels and resorts under the Latitudes Collection umbrella. Crescent’s clients include leading REITs, private equity firms and large developers. For more information, please visit and or connect with Crescent on LinkedIn.

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