Patrick Pacious has just been named CEO at Choice Hotels and will replace Stephen Joyce, who will assume the role of Vice-President of the Board of Directors. He will take up his duties in January 2018.
Patrick Pacious joined Choice Hotels in 2005 as Vice President Business Strategy & Corporate Development and Innovation, after working at the management consulting firms BearingPoint and Arthur Andersen. He managed the group's growth strategies and contributed to the development of teh upscale segment with the brands Cambria Hotels and The Ascend Hotel Collection. In 2014 he became Executive Vice President and COO, and tehn President & COO in May 2016.
"This is an exciting time at Choice. We have a strong performance-based culture that focuses on agility and speed, creating momentum and opportunity for the company, franchisees, associates and shareholders. I am honored by the confidence that the Board and Steve have placed in me, and I look forward to strengthening Choice Hotels' position as an industry leader," declared Patrick Pacious when he was nominated.
As of January 1, 2017, Choice Hotels ranked 15th group in Europe with a portfolio of 298 properties for a total of 302,869 rooms, according to data published by Hospitality ON.
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