Colwen Hotels Announces Terry Bickhardt as Senior Vice President – Acquisitions and Asset Management

Terry Bickhardt

Portsmouth, NH – October 11, 2019 – Colwen Hotels is one of the leading lifestyle hospitality companies in the United States that develops and manages award-winning hotels in the Northeast.  Colwen has grown its leadership team significantly since January of 2018, attracting top industry talents in the fields of operations, food and beverage, marketing, finance, and now focusing on acquisitions and asset management.

Colwen Hotels announces that Terry Bickhardt has started a new role as Senior Vice President – Acquisitions and Asset Management.  In this newly formed position, Terry will work closely with Principal, Leo Xarras, to establish and grow the development of the company’s long term strategies for hotel management, asset management and new acquisitions.

“We are very grateful for Terry’s tenure of eight years with the company serving as Senior Vice President of Operations and then Chief Financial Officer for Colwen Hotels, stated Xarras.  “His extensive hospitality financial and operational experience will be invaluable to us as he leads an exciting new venture for the company.”

Terry is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in hotel management and hospitality finance.  Previously he was Co-President at HVS Hotel Management and prior to that he was President – Operations, Sales and Marketing at Waterford Hotel Group.

Mr. Bickhardt received a B.S. in Business Management from West Virginia University.


About Colwen Hotels

Colwen Hotels is a rapidly growing hotel company based in Portsmouth, NH.  Colwen’s portfolio boasts over 30 successful hotels in the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey.  With a robust pipeline, Colwen strategically develops properties in emerging markets and mixed-use redevelopments.  The company is committed to local communities and charities, LEED-certified sustainability, and being a premier employer.  This award winning company strives to lead the world in frictionless hotel stays.

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