Hard Rock International has promoted Todd Hricko to the role of senior vice president and head of global hotel development.
In the new position he will oversee the development of hotels for the entire brand, working directly under Hard Rock International chief operating officer, Jon Lucas.
Supported by Hricko’s more than 20 years of property development experience, the new position will showcase his strong hospitality network, paving the way for collaborations with some of the largest industry-leading owners and operators of commercial real estate in the United States.
Hricko joined the Hard Rock brand in 2014 serving as vice president of business development for Hard Rock Hotels, where he spearheaded the development of the Hard Rock Hotels portfolio throughout the United States and Canada.
During this time, he played an essential role in identifying strategic markets and sites to develop, managing contract negotiations for the brand and leading negotiations for management agreements in key markets, such as New York City, New Orleans, Atlanta and Daytona Beach.
He also participated in the development of Hard Rock’s new upscale select-service brand – Reverb by Hard Rock.
“Todd’s extensive experience in the acquisition, disposition, financing and development of hotels and vacation ownership resorts makes him an asset to the Hard Rock International brand,” stated Lucas.
“We greatly value his hard work and dedication to the brand and we look forward to him bringing Hard Rock International to new global heights.”
Before joining Hard Rock International, Hricko was vice president of development of Wyndham Hotel Group.
This experience not only expanded his professional portfolio, but also afforded him long-term relationships with national owners and development partners in the industry.
The promotion of Hricko comes as the Hard Rock Hotels portfolio actively expands in key cities and destinations across the globe, ranging from the Maldives and New Orleans to London and China.