HISTORY OF MARIN MANAGEMENT
Established in 1990, Marin Management Inc. has been providing superior management services for over thirty years.
Today, Marin Management manages and markets for more than 25 hotels, restaurants and spas and advises a diverse portfolio of restaurant, hotel and motel owners, developers and operators on issues such as development, capital improvements, acquisition, marketing and training.
In September of 2018, Marin Management was acquired by Hogan Hospitality group pairing two successful management companies poised for growth. Combined, Hogan Hospitality Group and Marin Management own and manage over 3,000 rooms across 5 states including Hawaii.
Pat Mitchell joined Marin Management in 2005, bringing 23 years of hotel and travel industry experience. Her hospitality career began in 1982 with a Hilton management training and development program. From there she quickly climbed the ranks, eventually serving as director of sales and marketing and general manager of several hotels. Her previous roles also include vice president of a meeting planning company and director of public relations and communication for a hotel management company.
Since joining Marin Management, Ms. Mitchell has held positions as revenue manager, regional manager, and group vice president, honing her expertise in the areas of hotel sales, marketing, and revenue management. In her current role as president, Ms. Mitchell oversees operations for Marin Management’s portfolio of hotels, restaurants, and spas.
She attended the University of Rome, La Sapienza and McNeese State University, and is fluent in three languages, including Italian and Spanish.
Vice President Human Resources
Allison Davis-Brown joined Marin Management in 2003, bringing a wealth of experience in the areas of human resources, hotel guest services, and team member training. Her hospitality career includes 15 years with Westin Hotels & Resorts and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, San Francisco, where she was recognized as the hotel’s manager of the year. She was also a recruiter for Nelson Staffing Solutions.
Ms. Davis-Brown is responsible for implementing Marin Management’s hotel operating policies, procedures, and standards, and overseeing legal compliance, insurance, recruiting, training, and employment practices.
Executive Director of Sales
Dayna Patel joined Marin Management in 2011. Her family has owned and operated numerous properties in Oregon and California, ranging from nationally franchised brands to independent hotels. This has helped her establish a well-rounded background and management experience in the areas of guest services, housekeeping, and accounting. Having also worked for an owner-operator of several hotels, she brings experience in operations management.
Ms. Patel is responsible for sales efforts across all market segments, including groups, associations, corporate, and wholesale FIT.
She is fluent in three languages, including Hindi and Gujarati
Regional Sales Manager
Kelley Bang had recently joined Marin Management as Regional Sales Manager and brings with her over 20 years of hotel sales experience. Kelley has a wide range of experience from luxury boutique properties to large box hotels, including brands such as Marriot, Hilton, and Hyatt. Kelley oversees the sales efforts for our Arizona hotels and handles group, corporate and volume accounts.
Kelley grew up in Wisconsin (Go Packers!) and enjoys spending time with her two daughters and her two dogs.
Todd Cooley brings more than 30 years of hospitality experience to Marin Management, having held various roles with small and large box hotels, in addition to large resort properties across Oregon, Washington, California, and Arizona.
Todd has been recognized for his hospitality excellence throughout his career including Oregon Hotelier of the Year, Choice Hotels International Hotel of the Year, and Red Lion Hotel of the Year.
He holds a degree from Pacific Lutheran University. An accomplished athlete, Mr. Cooley was an NCAA athlete in basketball and baseball; was drafted by the Oakland Athletics; and sits in the Tacoma/Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame and Washington State Sports Hall of Fame.
Area Manager and Executive Director of Food and Beverage
Yulianto Liu joined Marin Management in 2016. He brings a vast array of food and beverage experience, having held positions ranging from banquet server to general manager at various restaurants and hotels throughout San Francisco and Malaysia.
Mr. Liu is responsible for overseeing all of Marin Management’s free-standing restaurant operations.
He holds a B.S. in Hospitality Management from San Francisco State University; served as a member of the California National Guard; and is fluent in five languages, including Indonesian, Malay, Mandarin, and Hakka.
Rajvinder “Raj” Kaler joined Marin Management in 2019, bringing a wealth of experience ranging from national brands, including IHG, Choice Hotels, and Wyndham Hotel Group, to independent properties. Having started as a night auditor, Mr. Kaler quickly ascended the ranks, most recently serving as general manager of a Choice International property.
Mr. Kaler is responsible for overseeing numerous special projects.
He is fluent in three languages, including Hindi and Punjabi.
Mike Thomas joined Marin Management in 2007, bringing decades of experience in hotel and f&b operations. He has held various positions, including general manager, for a number of full-service and focused-service hotel brands throughout Southern California
As Area Manager, Mr. Thomas is responsible for overseeing all hotel operations and marketing efforts.
Director of Business Services
Yoana Monroy joined Marin Management in 2007, after helping manage her family’s hotel business for several years.
Ms. Monroy oversees technical infrastructure for the Marin Management portfolio; manages Marin Management’s proprietary online sales, marketing, reporting, and communications tools (Destinations Site, Sales Central, Client Site); and is responsible for the company’s recruitment initiatives.
She is also fluent in Spanish.