Vice President of Operations
Steven Natale brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to Prominence Hospitality Group as Vice President of Operations. A native of Boston, Mass., Natale spent his first five years after graduating from the University of Colorado, Boulder, working in the technology industry in New York City. Following the events of 9/11, Natale made the decision to follow his true passion and pursue a career in hospitality. In 2001, he moved to Telluride, Colo., where he became the General Manager of a small vacation rental start up.
After helping significantly grow the vacation rental business over three years, Natale sought growth beyond property management and began a career in select and focused service brand management with IHG in Philadelphia. Here he focused on the Staybridge Suites brand and was an integral part of the first fifty Staybridge Suites hotels to come into the market. Furthering his career by expanding his focus within franchise management to include Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Choice and Wyndham brands, Natale also branched out beyond select and focused service to include the full-service sector. Under Natale’s leadership, the team he assembled helped to create award-winning hotels in the Mid-Atlantic region for IHG, Hilton and Choice hotels.
Natale is a graduate of the IHG Owners Association’s Leadership Institute held at Goizueta Business School-Emory University and has served for the IHG Owners Association Working Committees for over seven years, serving as a committee member, Vice Chair and Chair.