Craig R. Cobler
Senior Vice President of Development
Craig Cobler oversees the design and construction of new hotels for Lodging
Hospitality Management. In this position he has successfully managed more than
$40 million in new construction, including the 100-room Hilton Garden Inn in
Chesterfield, Missouri; the 120-room Fountains Four Points Sheraton Hotel &
Conference Center in Fairview Heights, Illinois; the 122-room Hilton Garden Inn
WingHaven in O'Fallon, Missouri; a 15,000 square foot ballroom addition to the
Sheraton Westport Hotel and the 12,000 square foot Westport Conference Center in
St. Louis, Missouri.
In addition, Cobler supervises the capital improvements of LHM properties,
managing over $25 million in renovations. He has also supervised the management
of more than 40 hotels including franchises and
Responsible for the analysis of acquisitions for
LHM, he has developed the business theory for the
purchase of a myriad of hotels under the banner of
Hilton, Sheraton, Best Western and Holiday Inn.
In 1997, Cobler initiated a statewide movement
in Missouri to form a self-funded worker's compensation
trust for hotel proprietors. He directed the activities
of the trust for three years, after which the trust was
profitably sold to persons in the private sector.
Cobler has provided expert testimony in Federal
Court for the Resolution Trust Corporation. As the court
appointed receiver, he managed hotel assets of the RTC,
while preparing properties for sale.
For 20 years prior to joining LHM, he managed several hotels, all of which
posted impressive increases in occupancy and 50 to 70 percent improvement in operating
Cobler supervises the capital improvements of LHM properties, managing over $25 million in renovations. |