Mr. Rooney joined Island Hospitality in 2015 as a General Manager in one of our North Carolina hotels. Since that time he has relocated to other hotels as General Manager and acquired Starwood, Marriott & Hilton branded knowledge. Mr. Rooney specialized in taking on challenged hotels and achieving results through Service Scores, Employee Satisfaction, and surpassing Budgeted expectations.
Mr. Rooney was promoted to Regional Vice President of Operations in November of 2018 and currently oversees 13 Marriott and Hilton branded hotels in the North Carolina, Virginia and Michigan Regions.
Mr. Rooney is a graduate from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management. He has earned multiple awards in his tenure with Island as well as received awards from Hilton for Excellence in Operational Leadership for 2017, Balanced Scorecard Most Improved Award for 2017, and the Wall of Fame Award for 2014.