Mike Walsh as been appointed as Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations for the Americas region comprising North and South America, the Caribbean and Mexico for Viceroy Hotel Group effective June 22, 2015. In his newly created role, Walsh will be utilizing his 30 years of expertise in hotel operations, strategic planning, labor relations, renovation projects, pre-opening processes and owner relations to further elevate Viceroy’s position as a leader in modern luxury and support the continued expansion planned for the Americas region.
Walsh began his career in hospitality at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Upon receiving a B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Administration he went on to spend 24 years with Hyatt Hotels in numerous locations as General Manager in the U.S. and throughout the Caribbean at resorts and residences. He then moved on to work with the Ritz Carlton brand, where he served for three years as the General Manager overseeing the 5 Diamond Ritz Carlton Philadelphia and opening the Ritz Carlton Residence. Most recently, he was the Regional Vice President Northeast with Morgans Hotel Group and an adjunct professor with Temple University, School of Tourism and Hospitality.
“It is with great pride and excitement that we welcome Mike Walsh to Viceroy,” said Viceroy Hotel Group CEO, Bill Walshe. “Mike’s passion for unparalleled service and unforgettable guest experiences will position Viceroy for continued success as we deliver on our commitment to smart growth, brilliant openings and subject matter expertise in the mixed hotel / residence arena.”
Walsh currently resides in Philadelphia with his wife and three children. He and his wife will relocate to Los Angeles where they met and were married.