US: Staypineapple Hotels Inc., a property management and third-party licensing company, has promoted Dina Belon from COO to president effective 1 November 2023.
Belon has spent the past seven years with the Staypineapple company, having first led the real estate assets team before transitioning into the role of VP operations. She most recently held the position of chief operating officer.
In her role as president, Belon will oversee the company’s executive leadership team as well as business development. The promotion comes as Staypineapple plans its expansion via the management and branding of third-party owned assets.
“Staypineapple Hotels. Inc. and the Staypineapple brand of boutique properties nationwide is at an exciting turning point as it prepares for growth and expansion,” said Todd Boysen, departing president and CEO. “As I set my eyes on retirement, there is no one I can envision being more knowledgeable and prepared to lead the company into its next chapter than Dina, as she’s been a driving force behind what Staypineapple is today.”
Michelle Barnet, founder and chief pineapple officer of Staypineapple, added: “When Dina first joined Staypineapple’s leadership team in 2016, we knew we had found someone truly special. Over the years, Dina has fully embraced our mission to build a hotel brand that isn’t just about rooms and beds, but instead about creating memorable experiences that become a part of the traveler’s journey. I am thrilled to have Dina stepping into the role of president, and look forward to working closely with her as we continue to share our Pineapple vision.”
Belon recently joined the BHN webinar on operational strategies during challenging times. Watch the replay here.