Best place you have lived: Shanghai, China
Why did you choose to go into the hospitality industry? Because I always loved traveling as a child with my parents and staying in hotels. I was fascinated by them!
What is an interesting fact about yourself? I used to be a competitive swimmer growing up but now I love running; I’ve completed 5 half-marathons and participate in running races regularly with a local running club.
Jackie Lee brings over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry that spans sales, marketing, catering, hotel management and development to The Dow Hotel Company. In her current role with DHC, Lee will be responsible for helping to grow the company’s hotel portfolio through acquisitions, JV partnerships and third-party management contracts by working closely with equity partners and developers.
Lee most recently worked for Interstate Hotels and Resorts as VP Development & Acquisitions based in Newport Beach, CA. Before her role in California, she spent five years in Shanghai with Thayer Lodging Group and Interstate, helping to grow the third-party management platform for Interstate in China. She has also held the position of Director of Sales & Catering for ARAMARK at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
Born in Taiwan and raised in New Jersey, Lee holds a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In her spare time, Lee enjoys running, swimming, traveling and spending time with her family.