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  • Boutique Hotel GroupIntimate hotels, uniquely designed,

    dedicated to details, and providing

    warm, highly personalized service

  • Collectively, the Boutique Hotel Group Management Team represents over 150 years of professional hospitality and real estate experience.


  • Organizational Chart3Systematic TechnologyEdward AvolPublic RelationsMarideth PostQuality AssuranceJim CoyleConsultants:V.P. / Bus Development Kelly MiyashitaJapan:

  • Scope of Services ProvidedOperationsCentralized AccountingSales and MarketingPublic Relations Revenue ManagementInformation TechnologyGraphic DesignEngineeringConstruction and DesignDevelopmentPre-Opening, Development and Technical ServicesFinancing ServicesAcquisition and Disposition ServicesLegalHousekeeping


  • Biographies of Key ExecutivesWilliam HowellChairmanBill Howell has focused on real estate development, acquisitions, dispositions, hotel management, and the asset management of institutional grade investment property for his entire career. From 1986 through 1992, Howell served as Director of Acquisitions for Mitsui Fudosan in New York. Responsible for property acquisitions and dispositions totaling over $2 billion in value, he also directed all asset management functions of a multi-billion dollar global real estate portfolio. Prior to joining Mitsui Fudosan, Howell was a Director of the Saudi Arabian Investment Corporation, where he was involved in the acquisition and development of over $1 billion in investment grade United States properties on behalf of clients from Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim. In 1992, Howell established his own firm to provide hospitality real estate management and consulting services. He has 25 years of experience in the New York market. Howell earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southwestern University and a Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

    Michael MurphyExecutive Vice President, General CounselMichael Murphy has 20 years of real estate transaction experience as a principal, consultant, and legal advisor. Murphy has been involved in real estate development, the acquisition and disposition of real property and secured debt, the ownership and management of hotels, and the asset management and strategic restructuring of institutional grade investment assets. As co-head of acquisitions for Patriot American Hospitality and Boykin Lodging Company, he was directly involved in negotiating and closing more than $1 billion of resort, hotel, and hotel management company acquisitions. Prior to joining Patriot, Murphy was the Chief Executive Officer of The Stonebridge Group in New York where he structured capital markets financing transactions and acted as both an advisor and principal in the area of commercial mortgage-backed securities. Murphy began his career as an attorney in New York representing institutional and corporate clients in real estate transactions. Murphy earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Williams College and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University Law School. He currently is a member of the AH&LA General Counsels Committee.


  • Steve HanoverSenior Vice President, Asset Management

    Steve Hanover is a seasoned professional with over 25 years experience in the commercial mortgage, asset management, real estate consulting, brokerage, design, and development fields. Starting his career as an architect designing major commercial and residential projects in the U.S. and abroad, he managed a planning and development consulting office for a 5,000 acre new town development in Doha, Qatar. Investment sales with Cushman and Wakefield followed with a term at a multi family housing development company selling apartment assets and originating take out loans. Steve spent eight years with Sun America Investments, Inc. as Vice President in charge of mortgage and real estate asset management for a $3.5 billion commercial mortgage portfolio responsible for workouts, foreclosures, bankruptcies, mortgage related litigation, property management, loan and property dispositions, servicing, and mortgage portfolio acquisitions. Steve was also responsible for underwriting, due diligence and closing of a $900 million loan portfolio from John Alden Life Insurance Company. Steve is a graduate of the University of Southern California, and has extensive experience in all phases of real estate as well as being a California licensed architect and real estate broker.Thomas Poitevent Director of Construction and DesignTom Poitevent has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to joining Boutique Hotel Group, he completed the multi-million dollar renovation of the prestigious Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and the construction of The Forrestal Hotel & Conference Center, a $10 million project in Princeton, New Jersey. As the Director of Construction, he led the project management team during the expansion of the Shoreham Hotel from 84 to 176 guestrooms and completed the guestroom and public space renovation of the Hotel Wales, both located in Manhattan. He has five years experience in the New York market. Poitevent earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from North Texas State University.K.C. PatelVice President, DevelopmentK.C. Patel has supported a range of corporate finance-related assignments, including financial modeling, market research and identification, customer segmentation analysis, development of acquisition criteria and execution support for target acquisitions. Prior to joining Boutique Hotel Group, Mr. Patel worked with Novantas a financial-services consulting firm. He was responsible for identifying inefficient practices for clients through an investigative process, information gathering, data collecting and hypothesis building, developing findings and conclusions and recommendations of solutions, and report writing and presenting. Before Novantas, he worked at the hospitality real estate brokerage firm, Insignia/ESG Hotel Partners. At Insignia/ESG Hotel Partners, K.C. performed investment analysis and deal structuring for both buyer and seller engagements. In addition, he has been engaged on several underwriting projects with Credit Suisse First Boston. Patel earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Cornell University's School of Hospitality Management in Ithaca, New York.


  • David C. Lee Vice President, OperationsDavid has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate transactions, management and hospitality operations. David joined Boutique Hotel Management Group in November, 2002 from ORIX Capital Markets where he was responsible for all aspects of ORIXs hospitality REO portfolio including monitoring receivership and foreclosure processes, overseeing third-party management operations, capital improvements, brand management, and dispositions. Prior to joining ORIX, David held development management positions with Remington Hotel Corporation in Dallas where he led their Acquisitions team, and Wyndham International where he co-managed the disposition of their non-proprietary branded portfolio and managed their individual asset and corporate financing efforts. David holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters Degree from Cornell Universitys School of Hotel Administration.

    Kelly MiyashitaVice President, Business Development (Japan)

    For the past 15 years, Kelly Miyashita has worked with numerous multinational financial institutions and large owners in all aspects of real estate transactions. From 1987 though 1990 Kelly served as Manager of Consulting Services and Tenant Representation at Cushman Realty Corporation, where he was responsible for providing market and financial analysis to an array corporate clients. Following his experience at Cushman, Kelly served five years at Mitsui Fudosan in Los Angeles, where he served as Asset / Leasing Manager. Kelly was directly involved with the oversight of 3.5 million square feet of commercial space in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Subsequent to his experience at Mitsui, Kelly spent three years at The Archon Group, where he managed a diverse portfolio of properties with an excess of $100 Million over three states. Kelly has also served as Senior Asset Manger of Goldman Sachs Realty and Managing Director of Sanno Capital both in Tokyo, Japan. Kelly earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from California State Polytechnic University in Real Estate Finance & Law.

    Steve DiMaria Controller Mr. DiMaria has 14 years of experience in the accounting industry and was Assistant Controller for Boutique Hotel Group for 5 years prior to his promotion to Controller. Mr. DiMaria currently overseas all aspects of financial controls, accounting and budgeting for BHG and is responsible for managing the companys banking relationships. Prior to working at BHG, Mr. DiMaria held senior financial positions with Gotham Hospitality Group, Tishman Hotel Corporation, and ITT. He graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.


  • Meri RassnickMarketing ManagerMeri Rassnick brings 10 years of marketing communications experience to her post as Communications Manager for Boutique Hotel Group. In this role, Rassnick is responsible for graphic design, all printed collateral, advertisement creation and direct mail for the company and individual properties. She came to Boutique Hotel Group from Choice Hotels International, where she was a Sales Manager at the Comfort Inn, Long Island, for five years. Prior, she was an Account Executive for Gail Becker Associates of Great Neck, New York, where she represented clients the likes of Cumberland Packaging Corporation. She has 10 years of experience in the New York Metro Area. Rassnic