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Frank Heavlin began his 40-year career in the hotel industry in 1976 with the Marriott Corporation. In his 13 years at Marriott, he held various positions culminating with Corporate Food & Beverage Director. Frank then joined t h e Walt Disney Company where he worked for three years as Corporate Director of Operations/Food & Beverage and was responsible for overall concept development and hotel/non-park operations. Foremost in his accomplishments at Disney were the openings of the Five-Star Grand Floridian Hotel, Pleasure Island, Caribbean Beach, Typhoon Water Park, and his contribution as a member of the Concept and Development Team for Euro-Disney. Frank has also worked at Interstate Hotel Corporation where he was initially a General Manager and subsequently was promoted to Corporate Director of Operations.
Frank created Heavlin Management Company (HMC) i n 1991 when he acquired the Five Star restaurant, The Coach and Six, located in Buck Head Atlanta. During his five years of ownership he was successful in obtaining the coveted D'RONA Award for three years in a row, i including 3 Five-St.ar, Five-Diamond Awards from AAA. The Coach and Six was sold, and HMC stayed dormant during the time Frank was with the Davidson Hotel Company. Frank was the Senior Vice President of Operations for Davidson Hotel Company. He oversaw three Regional Vice Presidents, Vice President of Sales & Marketing and the Vice President Food & Beverage. He successfully managed 30 full service hotels and resorts.
Frank joined Sunstone Hotel Properties, Inc. in May of 2001 as Regional Vice President of Operations for the Rochester portfolio re-development. This group of hotels had a 32% increase in value in just twenty-four months. In 2004 Frank reopened HMC at the request of Bob Alter from Sunstone Hotels. Bob's request was for HMC to operate the San Marcos Resort in Chandler, Arizona, as Sunstone Hotels had decided to eliminate several hotels when they were applying to Wall Street for a REIT. From 2004 until 2010 HMC built a portfolio of five hotels, which included Crowne Plaza San Marcos, Chandler, AZ; Sheraton Four Points, Tempe, AZ; Days Inn, Tempe, AZ; Marriott Residence and Marriott Springhill Suites. On November 13, 2012, HMC started a new venture with the purchase of the Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport Hotel. The Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport has undergone a complete renovation and is performing very well. Its present quality score, as it relates to the entire brand of 225 Crowne Plaza Hotels, is ranked at n umber 5. He has also completed the purchase of additional hotels; Hilton/Hampton Inn & Suites in Scottsdale, Arizona, Holiday Inn & Suites Phoenix (Arizona) Airport North, Salmon Falls Resort (Ketchikan, Alaska), Edgewater Inn Restaurant & Marina (Ketchikan, Alaska), Holiday Inn Phoenix Chandler (Arizona), Hilton Tucson East (Arizona), Hilton, Phoenix (Arizona) Airport, Four Points Phoenix (Arizona) South Mountain. Most recently, acquired the management contract for the Sheraton Phoenix (Arizona) Airport Tempe.