Sami Zeitoun, Regional Director of Operations
Sami Zeitoun is a 20+ year hospitality industry veteran and brings a vast range of talents, experiences and successes to his operation. He held several senior management positions with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Crestline Hotels & Resorts. His career spans lead roles in food and beverage, restaurant design and management, and all aspects of hotel operations, from single property locations to multiple property responsibilities. Starwood Hotels & Resorts recognized his key contributions to the industry and appointed him to one of their brand advisory boards. His coast-to-coast experience ranges from airport, downtown and suburban hotels to full-service resorts.
Most recently, Sami managed the complex of Sheraton Reston and The Westin Reston Heights. Under his leadership and vision, his diverse management teams continuously outperformed others in the market while delivering exceptional service, positive financial results and high associate satisfaction. Managers within his organizations have space to grow, contribute and excel within the guidelines of his successful business plan, which leads to loyalty and low turnover. He has a proven track record of turning around distressed hotels to achieve financial success with year over year growth.
Sami holds a Bachelorís Degree in Business Management from the American Lebanese University. He is a certified Food and Beverage Executive through the Educational Institute of the American Hotels & Lodging Association. Sami is also a board member of the Reston Chamber of Commerce and a board member of The Fairfax County Convention and Visitors Corporation.
Samiís passions are wine and jazz. He and his wife Carla live and enjoy life in Northern Virginia with their two active sons, Daniel and Andrew.