Foster Burnett Joins Valencia Group as Area Director of Operations
HOUSTON, TX – September 24, 2013?- Foster Burnett brings more than 25 years of hospitality industry experience to his new role as Area Director of Operations for Valencia Group, an award-winning, Texas-based hotel development and management company. In his new role, Burnett will be overseeing property level operations in addition to supporting the central reservations office and projects related to pre-opening for Valencia Group’s newest hotels: : Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO and Lone Star Court at The Domain in Austin, TX. Both properties are slated to debut in November 2013.
According to Valencia Group’s Vice President of Operations Roy Kretschmer , “Foster’s depth of experience, which ranges from asset management and third party arrangements to the operation of franchise, corporate and independent boutique hotels, is invaluable during this period of tremendous growth for Valencia Group.”
Prior to joining Valencia Group, Foster served as Area Managing Director for the Pyramid Hotel Group. In this capacity, he was responsible for hotels throughout greater New York City. Before that, Foster was the General Manager of the Hilton Times Square in Manhattan. He has also worked for several upscale brands and properties, including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Swissotel Hotels and Resorts, The Grand Summit Resort in Park City, UT, Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH and Preferred Hotels & Resorts for La Mansion Del Rio Hotel in San Antonio, TX.
Burnett holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Psychology from Austin College in Sherman, TX. He is married to Carolina and they have two children, Franziska and Alexander.