Richfield Hospitality appoints SVP of operations

DENVER Richfield Hospitality announces that Mobashir “Moby” Ahmed has joined the company as senior vice president of operations. He will oversee all hotel operations in Richfield’s portfolio and be responsible for executing each property’s operational strategies.

“As we continue expanding into third-party management agreements, as a complement to our acquisition/joint-venture program, we’re adding seasoned senior professionals to ensure quality operations at every one of our hotels,” says Richfield President Greg Mount. “Moby has more than 40 years of successful leadership experience with the world’s top hotel brands, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Wyndham International. Properties under his leadership are consistently ranked in the top tier. He has been both an owner and operator and fully understands and appreciates what owners seek in an operator.”

Prior to joining Richfield Hospitality, Ahmed was executive vice president of Ambient Hotel Group Ltd., where he directed operations for hotels in Louisiana, Illinois and Texas, all of which achieved RevPAR premiums over their respective competitive sets.  Previously, he was area director of operations, overseeing two regions for Wyndham International. Ahmed is a former area managing director for Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide. He founded and led two ownership groups, Potomac Hotel Group and Oceanic Hotels International, both located in Washington, D.C., that acquired and operated a combined total of more than 30 hotels.

He is a former member of the board of directors of the New Orleans, Washington, D.C. and Louisiana Hotel Associations. Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Karachi, Pakistan.