We are a passionate group of hospitality professionals brought together to deliver a new model in hospitality - short term, results laden action plans implemented with honesty, respect, enthusiasm and accountability.
It is and will continue to be the hallmark of Melan's success.
Mr. Rob McCarthy has decades of hospitality expertise. In 2016, Rob divested his founding, 10 year partnership in Chartwell Hotels LLC to create The Melan Hotel Group in November 2016 . Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President of Operations for Linchris Hotel Corporation, a 24-unit hotel chain and management company. In 1998, Rob opened the prestigious, 4 Diamond Inn @ MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Mr. McCarthy also served as the opening General Manager and Project Manager for Sonesta International Hotels Luxor in Cairo, Egypt, a 224 room, five star hotel with six diverse dining concepts. He was the General Manager for the Flatley companies Tara hotels from 1990 to 1995.
Mr. McCarthy holds a B.S. degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the University of Massachusetts where he currently serves the Chairman of the Advisory Board for the University's Hospitality and Tourism Program and as guest lecturer.
Tim Hogan is an accomplished hospitality professional with over 30 years in the industry.
Prior to joining the Melan Hotel Group, Hogan gained extensive hospitality experience from a multi-position background that includes General Manager, Director of Sales & Marketing and VP of Sales for major brands including Hilton Hotels, Sheraton, Clarion, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inns. During this time, Hogan consistently achieved key performance initiatives, maximized operational profitability and effectiveness, while always delivering exceptional customer service.
Mr. Hogan has been recognized as an Innkeeper of the Year by NH Lodging & Restaurant Association, NH Business Review's - Excellence in Consumer Services, and Business Person of the Year by the Nashua Chamber of Commerce.
Hogan recieved his degree in Hotel Administration from the Whittemore School of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire. His numerous affiliations include Rotary International where he is a Paul Harris Fellow, Co-Founder of the Nashua Education Foundation, and a Hospitality Advisory Board Member for the Nashua Community College.
With more than 35 years of investment banking experience with a concentration in the hospitality industry, Mr. Paul Fitzpatrick has been responsible for transactions in excess of $1 billion during his career and been a principal in several significant mixed use developments in the Northeast. Up until December 2007 he was a Senior Managing Director and Founder of the Hotel Transactions Group at Cushman & Wakefield, working from C&W's World headquarters in New York City. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Fitzpatrick was a Senior Managing Director at CB Richard Ellis Hotels in New York City where he represented major hotel owner/operators in facilitating purchase and sale of hotels throughout the Unites States and the placement of debt and equity.
Mr. Fitzpatrick began his Investment Banking career with Merrill Lynch where he was licensed as a securities and commodities broker. After a stint working on Corporate Private Placements, he moved into the Real Estate arena. He was the lead US player interfacing with ML's wealthy private European clients looking to make real estate investments in the US. He collaborated with Continental Bank in Chicago to create a fund for European investors interested in US agricultural land investments. As a senior member of ML Health Care Funding Group he was part of the most successful investment banking group on Wall Street in terms of total debt raised to finance hospitals and other medical related facilities throughout the US. In 1980 Fitzpatrick Associates Inc. was formed to provide personalized investment banking services to owner/developers in the hospitality industry. Mr. Fitzpatrick was the President of the Garden City Hotel Company and served as the General Manager of the Four Star Garden City Hotel located in Garden City, N.Y. during its' initial 18 months of operation.
He's a graduate of Fordham University and is active on the Boards of Directors of several non-profit organizations.
Brett Benzio is the Digital Marketing Director at Melan where she works to create a digital strategy to spread Melan's presence and mission on social media platforms. Brett comes to Melan with a background of 8 years in social media marketing - most recently utilized in student-athlete recruitment for both preparatory and collegiate academic institutions in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. A graduate of Tulane University's undergraduate business school, Brett completed her MBA at Lynn University in 2018 with a focus in Media & Marketing Management.