Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gemstone Hotels & Resorts Names John Plunket Executive Vice President, Development and Acquisitions


 PARK CITY, UT, Jan. 17. 2012—Officials of Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, a full-service hotel management company that specializes in luxury and upscale urban hotels and resorts, today announced that industry veteran John Plunket (top right photo) has joined the company as executive vice president, development and acquisitions.

 In his new position, he is responsible for all development and acquisition activity, including sourcing and negotiating new investment opportunities, as well as identifying new management opportunities. 

“John comes to Gemstone with more than three decades of hospitality, real estate and finance experience,” said Thomas Prins (lower left photo), Gemstone’s co-founder and principal. 

“Over his career, he has been one of the industry’s major deal-makers with involvement in more than $4 billion in transactions covering more than 150 hotels.  He knows hotels inside and out, has broad experience in real estate capital markets and an impressive record of success in growing both ownership and management portfolios.”

 For more information about Gemstone, go to www.gemstoneresorts.com.

Chris Daly, Lauralee Dobbins/media
(703) 435-6293

 Patrick Daly
Account Supervisor
Daly Gray, Inc.
Office:  (703) 435-6293
Cell:  (703) 300-8289

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