How we conduct business is as important as the results we achieve. We incorporate our Mission and Values into every aspect of our company our strategies & planning, our analysis & decision making, our growth & development and how we evaluate & reward our employees. Our Mission and Values reflect what we are doing as a hospitality business as well as how we do it.

Our Mission is to own and develop hotels and resorts that provide superior customer service and exceptional hospitality across the midwest while maximizing our profit margin.

We Value our hospitality. It is who we are and what makes us outstanding in our success. We believe in top service by listening to and understanding our guests, guest preferences, employees and member investors. We believe in operating with trust, integrity and respect.

Our Team

Luke Lester Partner & CEO

Luke Lester is responsible for the Company’s overall performance and growth of its management portfolio. He is responsible for the planning and development of all real estate projects, including hotel and site acquisition, site plans, project development, budget coordination and real estate sales activities, while maintaining investor and franchise relationships. He also has certain operational oversight responsibilities. He is responsible for all project construction activities, property renovations and improvement plans, including management/oversight of our development projects, onsite staff and the quality of the finished project.

luke.lester@lesterhospitality.com

Rocky Lester Partner & CFO

Rocky Lester is responsible for the finance, accounting, insurance/risk management, human resources, information technology, budgeting, capital expenditures, forecasting, strategic planning, audits, bonus plans, and administrative functions of the Company. He works directly with the Chief Executive Officer in sourcing and evaluating strategic corporate investments. He evaluates energy efficiency retrofits in existing properties and pursuing incentive opportunities for sustainable design and energy efficient elements while maintaining strong bank, vendor and franchise relationships.

rocky.lester@lesterhospitality.com

Scott Garrett VP of Operations

Scott Garrett is a veteran of the hospitality industry with over 25 years of leadership experience. In his role as Vice President of Operations, Scott is responsible for the oversight of Hotel Operations for all hotels and resorts operated by Lester Hospitality. In addition, Scott plays an active part in Project Management & Business Development/Acquisition.

Prior to his role at Lester Hospitality, Scott served as Director of Hotel Operations for Vail Resorts/Grand Teton Lodge Company overseeing multiple properties within the National Park.  Scott also served as Enterprise Operations Director for Acoma Business Enterprises with oversight of casinos/hotels, travel centers, and retail locations.  General Manager positions include over ten years in full service Holiday Inn properties earning two IHG Quality Excellence Awards & the IHG Renovation Award.

Scott is a Certified Hotel Administrator and received his MBA from the University of New Mexico, Anderson Graduate School of Management.
scott.garrett@sfcchotel.com

Carol Torrey Controller

Carol Torrey is responsible for the Companys accounting, tax, preparation, internal audit, accounts payable, payroll, reporting, financial statements, accounting policies and procedure, internal controls, and other duties within the company.

carol.torrey@lesterhospitality.com