Experienced team of hotel professionals
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.
PresidentDarlene Heavlin, in her present position of President for Heavlin Management Company is responsible for all revenues and Sales & Marketing for all HMC assets. Darlene has an excellent resume and has worked for some of the most premier management companies in the US. Some of Darlene's previous positions include the National Director of Business Development for Sun Stone Hotels; she was instrumental in developing the new national sales program for Sunstone Hotels, which led them to a public offering in 2004. Prior to Sunstone Hotel Properties, Inc. she worked with the Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau. Preceding the CVB position she worked for Davidson Hotel Company as Regional Director of Sales & Marketing directly responsible for the Sales & Marketing efforts for fifteen of the company's full service hotels and resorts. Darlene worked directly with the sales and catering staffs implementing proper training procedures and overseeing sales efforts to ensure revenue maximization. Prior to joining Davidson, Darlene worked for eight years with Interstate Hotels as Sales Manager and Director of Group Sales for the Minneapolis Marriott, Corpus Christi Marriott, Pittsburgh Green Tree Marriott, and the Cincinnati Marriott.
Corporate Director of FinanceCrystal Cline has over 20 years of expertise in budgeting, forecasting, P&L analysis, fixed assets and management of general accounting functions. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to joining the HMC team, Crystal has been Assistant Controller at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Resort in Phoenix, AZ; Assistant Director of Finance at the Boulders Resort & Spa in Carefree, AZ; Accounting Manager at Bluestar Resort in Scottsdale, AZ, and Multi-Unit Director of Finance at the HMC managed Hilton Phoenix Airport and Hampton Inn Scottsdale Riverwalk. Crystal resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her Family.
Corporate Director of Rooms & Revenue ManagementNicole Fielder is an innovative professional who joined the hospitality industry in 1999. Starting at the Front Desk and progressing through various roles within Operations and General Management, she found her true passion in Reservations and Revenue Management. After spending 8 years with IHG, Nicole joined the Heavlin Management team in 2010 as the Front Office Manager at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos and was shortly promoted to role of Revenue Manager. Having the opportunity to return to her operational roots, Nicole for a short time became General Manager of two mid-scale hotels where her skills and knowledge of the industry progressed and sharpened. Combining her passion for Revenue Management and her operations knowledge, she now holds the role of Corporate Director of Rooms & Revenue Management. Responsibilities include the development and implementation of the various revenue management strategies for HMC's diverse portfolio while overseeing the room operations. Nicole has her Bachelor of Technical Management and Masters of Business Administration degrees.
Corporate Director of Human ResourcesWith more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Nan has served inboth, on-site operations and corporate roles for leading companies such as BlueStar Resort & Golf, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Loews Hotels and Troon Golf. She is a Human Resources professional with extensive experience in operations, training facilitation, talent development and brandmarketing.
Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing
Lynn is a 20+ year veteran in this industry and is well-known throughout the valley for her leadership roles at her previous hotels, Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and Meeting Planners International (MPI). Lynn first joined HMC in 2014 and served as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport before promoting to the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hilton Phoenix Airport. Lynn originally hails from Chicago and is an avid Cubs and Bears fan….although you'll see some Ohio State Buckeye in her too! She enjoys playing golf and vacationing on the beach. Personal passions include fashion and cooking.
Corporate Director of Information TechnologyDerek Alvey serves as the Technology Director for HMC Hospitality and works to insure the uptime and reliability of networks and systems at all HMC properties. Over the last 10 years, He has worked as a technician and manager for several IT firms in the Phoenix area as well as a successful independent IT consultant for the small and medium business. Before that, Derek gained leadership skills while working as a warehouse manager and later a Sales Representative for several large Electrical Distribution firms while earning his Bachelor's degree in Information Technology. Derek brings his experience, technical and leadership skills to his current position within HMC Hospitality to provide a wide array of technology support to the Hospitality Industry. Derek is married with one child. He currently resides in Gilbert Arizona.
Corporate Director of Rooms
Matthew Strawn serves as the Corporate Director of Rooms for Heavlin Management Company. Matthew started with us at the Hilton Phoenix Airport in October of 2018 overseeing the Front Desk, Transportation and Housekeeping departments and also assisted HMC on task force supporting the Rooms Division at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe. Most recently, Matthew served as the Interim General Manager at the Holiday Inn Phoenix-Chandler.
Before joining us at Heavlin Management Company, Matthew worked at two other Hilton properties: Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, California, and the Hilton Scottsdale Resort. Matthew earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Collins College of Hospitality Management, California Polytechnic University in Pomona, California.
Corporate Director of Engineering
Ken's career in hospitality began as a Maintenance Technician at the Hilton Tucson East under its previous ownership/management. This followed a 22-year career in the U.S. Navy where he enlisted in 1980 and was one of the select few commissioned as a Limited Duty Officer in 1992, eventually retiring from Naval service in 2003. Ken joined the Heavlin Management Company team at the Hilton Tucson East in June of 2016 as Director of Engineering. He has also served as Director of Rooms and Interim General Manager at both, the Hilton Tucson East and the Edgewater Inn Restaurant and Marina in Ketchikan, Alaska.
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Corporate Director of Food & Beverage
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