Trump Hotel Group today announced the addition of Mike Cowell as vice president of acquisitions and development.
With over 30 years of industry experience, Cowell will be responsible for expanding the Trump Hotel Group portfolio which includes the Trump Hotels™, American IDEA™ Hotels and SCION™ Hotels and Resorts brands.
“I have worked with Mike for many years and am happy to see him join us here at Trump Hotel Group,” said CEO Eric Danziger. “With his extensive hotel development experience and his expertise in franchising, I am confident he will help us continue to expand our portfolio, especially our newest American IDEA and SCION brands.”
For nearly 25 years, Cowell worked with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, most recently as Vice President of Development, responsible for negotiating license agreements and management contracts for the group’s full-service brands. He also held various management positions with Radisson Hotels, Adams Mark Hotels and Hyatt Hotels.
Cowell joins Trump Hotel Group from Dream Hotel Group, where he served since 2014 as Vice President of Business Development responsible for expanding the company’s portfolio through brand management contracts, asset management and third-party operator agreements.
“I am very happy to join Trump Hotel Group at this exciting time of innovation and growth,” said Cowell. “The team is dynamic, the portfolio is strong and there is incredible owner and franchisee interest in the brands. I’m ready to get to work.”