Chief Growth Officer
At Olympia, John Schultzel is responsible for our pursuit of being recognized as a leading hotel company in North America. Our clients rely on Mr. Schultzel for his broad experience in operations and hotel portfolio management.
John began by working in hotels and restaurants after earning his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1991. Four years later he earned his Master of Management in Hospitality from the Hotel School at Cornell University. With his academic focus on Hospitality Finance and Food & Beverage, he was recruited by Patrizio Restaurants in Dallas, Texas.
From there he was promoted to General Manager in his first year. He transferred this experience to the hotel industry by joining Bristol Hotels (now Intercontinental Hotels Group) as Food & Beverage Director.
Successive promotions followed, and within three years he became Director of Cluster Sales and Hotel General Manager. From that role, John joined the Asset Management group at Host Marriott in Bethesda, Maryland.
In 2001 he joined Olympia, where his mix of sales operations and portfolio management experience aligns owner expectations with hotel management.