Meeting planners and leisure travelers often have very different needs, but share three things in common: the desire for quality accommodation, value pricing and an exceptional experience. You are in luck. All three are offered in Alabama along the Resort Collection on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.
From balconies overlooking the Tennessee River to bagpipers at sunset to a cannon firing daily into Mobile Bay, the eight hotels offer very different experiences.
World-class golf and spas are available at most of the hotels. The RTJ Golf Trail has 26 courses on 11 sites and our Spa Trail features five locations.
In the Resort collection, all of the hotels have great bedding, renovated meeting rooms, multiple dining options and a staff obsessed with providing exceptional customer service. This commitment to guest satisfaction is legendary throughout the Marriott and Renaissance brands. From meeting logistics to dining to guest rooms to recreational activities, these Alabama hotels consistently rank among Marriott’s best – globally.
Chief Executive Officer
Tony Davis was elevated to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PCH Hotels & Resorts in 2012. Tony leads this unique Hospitality Management Organization with eight luxury Marriott and Renaissance Hotels in the State of Alabama.
Tony joined PCH Hotels and Resorts in 2004; coming from Starwood Hotels & Resorts where Tony spent 3 years as the opening controller of the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood Fl, a 1000 room resort with golf, tennis and spa; located directly on the beach.
Prior to Starwood Tony was with Interstate Hotels and Resorts for 10 years, where he started as an Assistant Controller and proceeded to advance finally leaving Interstate Hotels as a Regional Controller with responsible for up to 27 hotels.
Tony’s career has taken him all over the country with stops in Roanoke VA, Worchester MA, Miami FL, Los Angeles CA, Pittsburgh PA, and now in Mobile Al.
He holds a BS degree from Virginia Tech and passed the CHAE exam in 2006.
Vice President of Sales
David Brown joins PCH Hotels & Resorts in October 2013 as the Vice President of Sales to include responsibility for Revenue Management, Spa Sales and Ecommerce initiatives. David will lead the sales effort for PCH which is comprised of eight luxury Marriott hotels in the state of Alabama as part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.
David Joined PCH Hotels & Resorts in 2013 coming from a 2 1/2-year stint with Interstate Hotels & Resorts where he held the title of Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, responsible for over sight of sixteen full service multi-branded hotels in seven states.
Prior to Interstate David was Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Noble Investment Group and served as a Regional Director of Sales with Davidson Hotels for four years and Director of Sales for three.
David holds a BS degree in Psychology from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois
Vice President of Human Resources
John is dedicated to enhancing the PCH culture of superior guest service and employee engagement through initiatives in Leadership, Training, Succession Planning and Organization Development.
His Hospitality background is diverse with experience in Hotels, Cruise Lines and Casinos as a Food & Beverage Director, and Casino General Manager prior to transitioning into Human Resources as a corporate Director and Vice President.
John graduated from The Culinary Institute of America and later earned a B.S.in Psychology from Liberty University, a M.A. in Human Resources Management from Hawaii Pacific University and a Ph.D. in Organization Development from Benedictine University.
Additionally, John is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society for Human Resource Management and a Registered Organization Development Professional (RODP) from the Organization Development Institute, as well as a skilled Executive Coach.
His publications include: “Managing Business and People in the Post September 11 Era” and “The Story Behind the Numbers: How and Why the Appreciative Inquiry Summit Process Transforms Organizational Cultures”.
Vice President of Finance
Pete joined PCH Hotels & Resorts in 2003. During his time with PCH, the company has grown from 3 full service hotels to 8 full service hotels in Alabama.
Prior to PCH, Pete worked in varied controller and accounting positions for Aramark Uniforms, Sodexho, Radisson and Adams Mark.
Pete served 5 years active duty in the U.S. Navy as a Supply Officer.
Pete holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and a M.S. in Management from Troy University.
Director of IT
Sean Miller has been the Director of IT for PCH since November 2008. Before becoming Director, Miller served as the Corporate Network Administrator for PCH since joining the company in 2005.
His involvement with the company began in 2002 when he was contracted to assist PCH with its first hotel opening, the Auburn Opelika Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National. He has since provided leadership through the openings of the remaining properties in the PCH portfolio.
As the Director of Information Technology, Miller is responsible for providing leadership and management to the Information Technology department in its charge to provide, operate, and maintain computing and telecommunication facilities, equipment, and services that meet the needs of the administrative staff and guests of the hotels. He is charged with strategic planning, tactical action, and operational decision-making to fulfill the mission of the IT department.
Katie Boggus is the Corporate Network Administrator with responsibility in project management and maintaining network infrastructure.
She began her hospitality career at Renaissance Ross Bridge where she over saw the day to day operations of the audio visual and IT departments. She later moved into the position of Area IT Manager for the 2 northern properties of PCH Hotels & Resorts ; Ross Bridge and Marriott Shoals. There she managed all property IT systems and worked to provide guests and staff with the technology to meet their needs.
Prior to joining PCH Katie worked in network operations for Department of Defense contractors General Dynamics and Westinghouse. She is also a Cisco Certified Network Associate and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from Jacksonville State University. She and her husband reside in Guntersville, Al.
Corporate Director of Payroll
Therese’ Morris has been in Human Resources since 2000, joining PCH Hotels & Resorts, Inc. in 2010. As Corporate Payroll Administrator for PCH, Therese’ carriers the responsibility of overseeing all of the payroll for the entire PCH portfolio.
She began her career in 1995 with a manufacturer of corrugated boxes in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she earned five promotions from Customer Service Representative, Customer Service Manager, Production Scheduler, Purchasing/Inventory Control Manager, Operations Manager to become the Human Resources Manager.
After moving back to Daphne, Alabama she went to work for a non-standard automobile insurance company as a Human Resources Business Partner.
Corporate Benefits Administrator
Valerie Arnold is the Corporate Benefits Administrator for PCH Hotels & Resorts. As the Corporate Benefits Administrator, she manages benefit enrollments and terminations, benefit invoicing, benefit portal, plan administration, Corporate associate communications, and PCH Communications line.
Valerie began her career with PCH in 2008. During her time with PCH, Valerie has held several positions including HR Administrative Assistant, and multi-property HR Generalist, and Corporate Recruiter before becoming the Corporate Benefits Administrator.
She attended the University of South Alabama and earned her BA in Sociology in 2008.