Mr. Darnall is a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry and widely recognized as one of the top hotel operators in the business. He has held executive positions with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Interstate Hotels and Resorts and Marriott International. His industry recognition is garnered from his innovative initiatives, performance-driven, results oriented focus and motivational leadership. He has served as CEO Lodging and Technical Services Companies at HEI Hotels and Resorts since 2006. Prior to HEI Hotels and Resorts, he was with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide for 10 years where he held various executive positions, including Chief Operating Officer of Starwood Lodging Corporation, President of North America Operations and most recently, President of Starwood Real Estate Group. Prior to Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, he was with Interstate Hotels and Resorts for over 14 years, reaching the position of Senior Vice President, Operations. He began his hospitality career with Marriott International, where he held a number of management positions.