Karen Heese

Vice President, Sales & Catering

“I’m motivated, creative, and supportive.”


My husband and my two sons


My original path in college was biochemistry but as I worked my way through school in the hospitality field, I quickly learned that this was my passion. I have been in the hospitality industry now for thirty-five years.

I love spending time with my family doing anything. My hobbies include reading, doing puzzles, gardening, and traveling.


I was drawn to the entrepreneurial spirit of the company. I am excited about the future growth that we are planning for. I am originally from Canada. Born in Montreal but I spent most of my school years in Ottawa. I attended college in Toronto and lived there until 2008 when we moved to Dallas.

My role gives me the opportunity to provide sales support for a diverse portfolio of properties. Our team will be able to grow, learn and share best practices with each other.


Hospitality means welcoming to me.  I have always felt that welcoming guests into our hotel should be the same as welcoming a friend or family member into your home.  It should feel warm and accommodating. I love taking care of people. Our industry enables me to do this every day in different ways.

Karen earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts, Hospitality and Tourism from Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario. She specializes in hospitality sales and catering  – and is personally dedicated to seeing each project through expeditiously.

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