Stephen M. O’Loughlin
President and Chief Operating Officer
With an extensive background in the hospitality industry, Steve O’Loughlin joined Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) in 1997 as Regional Director of Operations with the responsibility of property supervision. After 11 years with the company, O’Loughlin was named President and COO of LHM in 2008. O’Loughlin spearheaded the development of the dining division of LHM, including several award-winning and noteworthy dining concepts: Three Sixty St Louis, Three Sixty Westport, Soda Fountain Union Station, Soda Fountain Express Westport, Train Shed, The Pitch, Basso, and Grand Hall at Union Station. He also ran point on the extensive renovation and restoration of national landmark, St. Louis Union Station including the St Louis Aquarium and the St. Louis Wheel.
O’Loughlin started his hotel career in high school working at Stouffer’s in 1984. Throughout high school and college, he worked in all disciplines of the hospitality business including maintenance, front desk, reservations, banquets, kitchen, accounting and night audit. After graduating from the University of Missouri St. Louis, O’Loughlin accepted a position as Sales Manager at the Novi Hilton in Detroit, Michigan.
Following his success at the Hilton property, he moved to the Marriott Pavilion Hotel in St. Louis. O’Loughlin held positions as Housekeeping Manager, Front Desk Manager and Sales Manager from 1990 – 1997.
O’Loughlin is highly regarded in the hospitality industry and from an early point in his career has been recognized for his achievements. He has won several prestigious awards, including two-time recipient of the Marriott Living the Vision Award, and Marriott Sales Manager of the Quarter for the Midwest Region.
O’Loughlin is very involved in hospitality leadership and community boards. He is currently Chair of Explore St Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, Past Chair of the CEOs Against Cancer Chapter, Past Chair of the St Louis Downtown Community Improvement District, Past President of the St Louis Area Hotel Association. He is currently serving on the following boards, Boy Scouts of America, Magic House, Mercy Hospital, St. Louis Area Hotel Association and the Hilton Owners Advisory Council. Prior boards included Jazz St. Louis, Matthews Dickey’s, and AAIM. He is also active in his local St. Louis community and was previously a Deacon for the Webster Groves Presbyterian Church