Partners In Hospitality
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Principals

President & Partner

Gabby Trad

Mr. Gabby Trad is a principal with Partners In Hospitality with more than 15 years of experience in development, construction, and direct multi-hotel management. He received multiple awards and recognitions such as “Quality Excellence Award” from IHG, 8 consecutive “Superior Performance Results” from La Quinta Inns, and was ranked in top 10 performance scores for HGI and Courtyard properties in his portfolio.

Mr. Trad’s experience in managing multi-brand/multi-property portfolios is essential for the successful operations at PIH. As a certified instructor/educator in marketing, management, and hospitality, he is known for excellence in team building.

 

HOSPITALITY RELATED / RELEVANT PROJECTS

  • New Development / Management
  • Hilton Garden Inn & Edmond Conference Center (Currently in D&C)
  • Hilton Garden Inn & Lawton – Fort Sill Convention Center
  • Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City Midtown
  • Courtyard by Marriott Oklahoma City North
  • La Quinta Oklahoma City North
  • Holiday Inn Express Oklahoma City Northwest
  • Sheraton Four Points Oklahoma City (Feasibility & Financial Analysis)
  • Aloft Oklahoma City (Feasibility & Financial Analysis)

 

Advisory Services

Feasibility and development services for international projects such as Hilton Garden Inn - Qatar (225 rooms), Brooq Residential Tower - Qatar (46 stories high-rise), Union Trust Office Center – Qatar (14 stories mid-rise), Sheraton Four Points Oklahoma City, Aloft Oklahoma City (mixed used urban development), and over 20 restaurant with national brands such as IHOP, Jack in the Box, and First Watch as well as internationally renowned restaurants such as Cavalli Café.

Education

Oklahoma State University
Post Graduate Studies - Marketing

Oklahoma City University
M.B.A. - Marketing & Finance

Activities & Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association - Board Member
  • Francis Tuttle Technology Center - Hospitality Advisory Board Member
  • American Marketing Association

Certifications

  • Certified Hospitality Administrator - AH&LA Educational Institut
  • Certified GM & Revenue Manager - Hilton, Marriott, IHG

 

 


Vice President & Partner

Pete DeKalb

Pete DeKalb is a principal with Partners In Hospitality having formed the company in 2016. Prior to that Pete was a founding partner in Partners in Development with John Weeman for 13 years. Prior to PID/PIH, Mr. DeKalb was a founding Managing Director of Horwath Hospitality Investment Advisors, a Vice President with Accor North America, and was in charge of Corporate Development and Franchise Development with Embassy Suites Hotels.

Early in his career Mr. DeKalb worked in hotel operations and quickly became General Manager. His leadership experience was essential to the growth of “owned and operated” hotels and real estate asset management in the w3estern U.S. In addition, he led the development and acquisition of over 30 hotels. His transactional accomplishments include 26 acquisitions/new developments, 10+ restaurant leases, 31 dispositions, 10+ hotel takings/condemnations, 10+ hotel lease negotiations, and many other related tasks.

HOSPITALITY RELATED / RELEVANT PROJECTS

New Development Exemplary Projects

  • Skirvin Hilton Hotel (adaptive historical redevelopment – 225 rooms)
  • Hilton Garden Inn & Lawton – Fort Sill Convention Center (public/private development – 162 rooms)
  • Hilton Garden Inn & Edmond Conference Center (public/private development – 158 roomsCurrently in D&C)
  • Hilton Garden Inn & Lewisville Convention Center (public/private development – 164 rooms)
  • Motel 6 – Aurora, CO and Albuquerque, NM (119 rooms)

Acquisitions Exemplary Projects

  • Days inn – los Angeles International Airport (248 rooms)
  • Days Inn – Irvine, CA (150 rooms)
  • Red Roof Inn – Setle Airport (152 rooms)
  • Best Western – Downtown San Diego, CA (105 rooms)

Services

Feasibility and development services for upscale new hotel and conference center development: exemplary hotels in Lewisville, Garland, Sherman, Port Arthur, Fort Worth, Allen, and Cedar Hill, TX as well as Texarkana, AR, Cave Creek, AZ, and Grove, OK.

Acquistion analyses: exemplary hotels in Denver, Dallas, Columbus, Washington, DC, Orlando, and Hutchinson, KS. As well as Hold/Sell analyses for Fel-Cor Lodging Trust for hotels in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas

Asset Management services: exemplary hotels in Austin, TX, Green Lake, WS, Oklahoma City, OK

Education

California State University

Master's Degree - Psychology & Analytics

Activities & Affiliations

  • OVIS - Member and former Board Member
  • PADI - Member
  • CMA - Member

Certifications

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker - Texas