Author Bio
HNN columnist

Since joining LBA Hospitality in 2005, Beau Benton has played a vital role in expanding the hotel management organization’s footprint from 27 to more than 65 hotels over the past decade. Benton has served in the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, assuming his role as President in 2012. As President, Benton spearheads the company’s growth, which includes doubling the number of hotels represented by the company, maintaining a strong development program by developing and opening 26 Marriott and Hilton hotels, and overseeing the company’s transition from an owner/manager platform to that of a third-party management entity.