John Arnett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 
PRESIDENT CLASSIC HOTELS & RESORTS LLC
 

Mr. Arnet served as Chief Executive Officer of North American operations of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc since March 14, 2007 and also served as its Regional Head of North America. Mr. Arnet served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of M&C Management Services USA, Inc (Millennium Hotels & Resorts North America). He was President of Viceroy Hotels where he was instrumental in the group's expansion in the US and Caribbean.

For over a decade, he played a key role in The Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group. His background includes the pre-opening and management operations of luxury properties and resorts. He directed, pre-opening, Ritz-Carlton Mauna Lani, Hawaii and managed the flagship Ritz-Carlton Buckhead in Atlanta. A 30 year veteran of the hospitality industry, he has provided inspirational leadership for a diverse group of hotel companies including Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, The Kimpton Group, Viceroy Hotel Group, Ian Schrager Company and Millennium Hotels & Resorts. His approach combines equal measures of entrepreneurial insight, corporate expertise and hands-on experience.

His background includes responsibility for numerous hotel openings and property repositioning which focus on increasing asset value, investment return and market prominence. He has also used his considerable skills to identify new acquisitions and development opportunities. Mr. Arnet served as President of the Odyssey Club, LLC. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Kor Group. He has worked in the hospitality industry for 30 years, he served as President of Kor Hotel Group in Los Angeles, where he led its expansion of its luxury hotels and resorts. Prior to that, Mr. Arnet worked for over 10 years at the Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group, where as Senior Vice President, he oversaw the operations and profitability of 37 Kimpton Group properties, while guiding the transition of new assets into stable operating businesses. Earlier, Mr. Arnet served as Kimpton's Vice President of Acquisitions and Property Transformation, contributing to numerous acquisitions throughout the US and Canada.

His background also includes the management operations of luxury hotels and resorts including General Manager of Ritz Carlton Mauna Lani. He also managed the flagship Ritz Carlton Buckhead in Atlanta and managed resorts in Minnesota and Arizona. Mr. Arnet served as an Executive Director of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc from May 3, 2007 to December 2008. He received both the Five Diamond Hotel and Restaurant Award from Ritz Carlton Mauna Lani, Hawai. He has served as a board member in both a public and private capacity and has participated as an industry event speaker. Mr. Arnet has a Degree in Business Administration from University of Denver.