Sandpiper Hospitality Announces Leadership Changes

In Preparation for Future Growth, Hospitality Leader Announces Executive Promotions

February 3, 2020 – Richmond, Va. – Sandpiper Hospitality, one of the hospitality industry’s rising stars, announced today the promotion of several executives and the addition of a new Regional Manager. Due to the rapid growth of the  ompany’s portfolio and Sandpiper’s positioning as the leading operator in the economy and midscale extended stay hotels segment, the company has evolved its organizational structure to prepare for further growth and to provide an enhanced level of support for the company’s current clients and hotels.

“Talent is the foundation and catalyst of our success. By further investing in our tremendous leaders and providing them opportunities to contribute in incremental ways, our future is as bright as it has ever been,” said Jim Darter, president and CEO of Sandpiper Hospitality. “And as we grow, we will continue to build our talent base from within by providing our leaders with opportunities for growth and skill expansion on a perpetual basis.”

Sandpiper Hospitality announced the following promotions:

Mark Schwenker has been promoted to vice president of operations after joining the company in 2018 and leading the highly successful transition and oversight of the company’s Extended Stay America portfolio

Candace Reynolds has been promoted to vice president of human resources after two years with the company shaping and then leading all the company’s talent strategies

Victor Cruz has been promoted to vice president of revenue management after joining the company in 2016 and achieving market share success year-after-year

Beth Grove has been promoted to regional manager after several outstanding years as a General Manager and Area General Manager for the company in Frederick, Md.

Evan Verbeek has been promoted to Regional Revenue Manager after several outstanding years as General Manager in Virginia Beach, Va.

The company also announced that Kenneth Almy has recently joined Sandpiper Hospitality as a Regional Manager based in Texas. Kenneth has extensive experience with extended stay hotels in the Southwest and Southern states.

“We have prepared for our immediate future by rewarding the hard work and accomplishments of our leaders,” said Darter. “We see Sandpiper Hospitality as a special place where top talent and progressive strategy combine to result in excellence at every turn.”

About Sandpiper Hospitality

Based in Richmond, Va., Sandpiper Hospitality is recognized as one of the leading management companies in extended stay hospitality. With 36 hotels in nine states under management and prolific growth on the immediate horizon, Sandpiper Hospitality will continue to expand its business to include additional market tiers and premium-branded hotels. The company will develop its portfolio through further ground-up development, selective acquisitions of performing and non-performing properties and third-party management with selected partners.

Sandpiper Hospitality will continue to be a recognized leader in hospitality by combining the spirit of genuine, welcoming hospitality with superior financial returns, fueling the growth and prosperity of its various stakeholders – from associates to guests to owners and investors. For more information, visit