Vice President, Openings & Transitions
As Vice President, Openings & Transitions, Seth McDaniels is responsible for directing all new build openings, acquisitions and dispositions across company verticals, including Davidson Hotels, Pivot and Davidson Resorts.
Seth joins the team from Hyatt Hotels Corporation, where he served as director of openings, transitions & brand experience, overseeing pre-opening and transition budget development while creating and implementing all lifestyle brand operational standards. He held a similar corporate role with Two Roads Hospitality prior to Hyatt’s acquisition of the organization in 2018. During his combined four-year tenure, he successfully transitioned, opened and dispositioned 25 properties while managing 28 new build projects. Previously, Seth was general manager at The Epiphany (now Nobu Hotel Palo Alto) in Palo Alto, California, where he oversaw all operational departments and stewarded the success of the property – which led to being named #1 hotel in overall service scores in the former Two Roads portfolio. He also held several leadership positions with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, including The Goodland in Santa Barbara, California and EPIC Hotel in Miami, Florida.
Seth received a B.S. in Hospitality Management from Florida International University, Chaplin School of Hospitality Management.