Why did you choose to go into the hospitality industry? I was working in the advertising industry and worked on the Marriott account. I was amazed how diverse the industry is; one day is never the same as the next. I saw hotel guests having great life experiences and wanted to be part of making that happen.
What is an interesting fact about yourself? I was invited to the Queen of England’s Royal Party and met her in person.
Favorite place to vacation: Anywhere on my boat
Leveraging his three decades of operations management, revenue management, sales and marketing experience in the hospitality industry in his current role as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Randall King is responsible for company operations, driving performance, and partner relations. He has been with DHC since 2001 in various corporate positions and advanced The Dow Hotel Company and its properties with effective marketing and operations programs.vHe continues to have a keen involvement with sales, marketing and revenue management.
King held various operations, and sales and marketing positions at Marriott International, Montclair Hospitality, Interstate Hotels and Resorts and American General Hospitality. His general management experience includes the Hilton San Francisco Financial District, the Nordic Hills Resort, Embassy Suites Chicago – O’Hare/Rosemont, and other high-profile properties.
A Michigan native, King holds a B.S. in Business from Western Michigan University and is active in many industry organizations. He serves on the board of World Vision, Crime Victims Advocate Council and Lions International. King enjoys boating, cooking and collecting fine wine.