The Team

“We have the good fortune to have an extremely talented and passionate group of industry professionals. Our corporate team has been involved in all aspects of hotels and resorts from construction to ownership and brand development in addition to daily property operations.”

-James Dina, Chief Operating Officer

 
Pyramid is comprised of an exceptional team of outstanding leaders and associates who are passionate about the hotel business and work together to meet challenges boldly, thoughtfully, and creatively. Above all, we share a commitment to delighting our guests and creating value for our owners and clients.

Pyramid Hotel Group has built an exceptional hospitality company through its team of over 9,000 associates, located throughout the United States.
 

Richard Kelleher Principal, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Kelleher

Principal, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Kelleher is one of the hospitality industry’s most dynamic and accomplished executives. For over 30 years he has built and led strong, diverse teams in the development and management of leading hotel 
organizations.

In 1983, following an early career in consulting, Mr. Kelleher co-founded Beacon Hotel Corporation, a Boston-based hotel development and management firm that grew to 40 hotels in four years. He further directed the company’s growth through acquisition of Guest Quarters Suites Hotels and Pickett Suite Hotels to the acquisition of DoubleTree Hotels Corporation. The newly formed company was renamed DoubleTree Hotels Corporation, and Mr. Kelleher was named president and Chief Executive Officer. Subsequently, DoubleTree merged with the Promus Hotel Corporation and continued to grow and manage the following brands: Embassy Suites, Red Lion Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn and Suites, Club Hotels by DoubleTree, Homewood Suites, Harrison Conference Centers and RFS Hotels. Mr. Kelleher was named President and Chief Operating Officer of the newly formed Promus Hotel Corporation. Under his leadership, Promus expanded to 1,250 hotels, including the acquisition of over $5 billion in hotel companies and real estate. At Promus, Mr. Kelleher and his senior team raised over $7 billion in debt and over $700 million through equity offerings.

In 1999, Mr. Kelleher returned to Boston to form Pyramid Advisors Limited Partnership. In 2007, he served as Chairman of the Legacy Hotel REIT, the largest Canadian hotel REIT, where he led the sale of the company for $2.5 billion, at a 20% premium for the shareholders.

James Dina Principal, Chief Operating Officer

James Dina

Principal, Chief Operating Officer

James Dina brings more than 25 years of hospitality management to Pyramid as Chief Operating Officer. His accomplishments include the leadership of two company mergers, the acquisition of the CNL portfolio into Pyramid’s platform and the brand conversion and management transition of more than 200 hotels.

Mr. Dina began his hospitality career in Food and Beverage with the Sheraton and Westin Hotel corporations. In 1988 he joined Guest Quarters Suites Hotels which later merged with DoubleTree Hotels. As part of DoubleTree, Mr. Dina transitioned to operations and quickly rose through the ranks from General Manager, to Regional Director and to Corporate Vice President of New Business Transitions. In 1998, he led the merger and integration of the Promus and the DoubleTree Hotels Corporations and became the Vice President of Pacific Northwest Operations. In 1999, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Red Lion Hotels.

In 2000, Mr. Dina joined his colleagues, Richard Kelleher and Warren Fields, at Pyramid. Mr. Dina in his current role is responsible for company operations and maximizing performance of Pyramid’s portfolio.

Warren Fields Principal, Chief Investment Officer

Warren Fields

Principal, Chief Investment Officer

Warren Fields is a senior executive with over two decades of experience in all facets of hospitality finance, acquisitions, and operations. As Chief Investment Officer and founding partner of Pyramid, Mr. Fields has overseen the growth of Pyramid’s portfolio to its current level of hotels through development, acquisitions, third-party management and asset management for over 15 years. He is responsible for all aspects of business development, fundraising, acquisitions, and new investment opportunities.

He is the former Vice President of Development and Operations of Promus Hotel Corporation, which was sold to Hilton Worldwide in 1999. At Promus he formulated and implemented a strategy for creating a new select-service hotel brand for the company which eventually sized to 30 properties.

Mr. Fields began his career with Beacon Hotel Corporation, a predecessor company to Promus, where he served as Vice President of Development for Guest Quarters Suites, and later DoubleTree. He returned to Boston in 1999 to form Pyramid.


Richard Kelleher

Principal, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Kelleher is one of the hospitality industry’s most dynamic and accomplished executives. For over 30 years he has built and led strong, diverse teams in the development and management of leading hotel 
organizations.

In 1983, following an early career in consulting, Mr. Kelleher co-founded Beacon Hotel Corporation, a Boston-based hotel development and management firm that grew to 40 hotels in four years. He further directed the company’s growth through acquisition of Guest Quarters Suites Hotels and Pickett Suite Hotels to the acquisition of DoubleTree Hotels Corporation. The newly formed company was renamed DoubleTree Hotels Corporation, and Mr. Kelleher was named president and Chief Executive Officer. Subsequently, DoubleTree merged with the Promus Hotel Corporation and continued to grow and manage the following brands: Embassy Suites, Red Lion Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn and Suites, Club Hotels by DoubleTree, Homewood Suites, Harrison Conference Centers and RFS Hotels. Mr. Kelleher was named President and Chief Operating Officer of the newly formed Promus Hotel Corporation. Under his leadership, Promus expanded to 1,250 hotels, including the acquisition of over $5 billion in hotel companies and real estate. At Promus, Mr. Kelleher and his senior team raised over $7 billion in debt and over $700 million through equity offerings.

In 1999, Mr. Kelleher returned to Boston to form Pyramid Advisors Limited Partnership. In 2007, he served as Chairman of the Legacy Hotel REIT, the largest Canadian hotel REIT, where he led the sale of the company for $2.5 billion, at a 20% premium for the shareholders.

James Dina

Principal, Chief Operating Officer

James Dina brings more than 25 years of hospitality management to Pyramid as Chief Operating Officer. His accomplishments include the leadership of two company mergers, the acquisition of the CNL portfolio into Pyramid’s platform and the brand conversion and management transition of more than 200 hotels.

Mr. Dina began his hospitality career in Food and Beverage with the Sheraton and Westin Hotel corporations. In 1988 he joined Guest Quarters Suites Hotels which later merged with DoubleTree Hotels. As part of DoubleTree, Mr. Dina transitioned to operations and quickly rose through the ranks from General Manager, to Regional Director and to Corporate Vice President of New Business Transitions. In 1998, he led the merger and integration of the Promus and the DoubleTree Hotels Corporations and became the Vice President of Pacific Northwest Operations. In 1999, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Red Lion Hotels.

In 2000, Mr. Dina joined his colleagues, Richard Kelleher and Warren Fields, at Pyramid. Mr. Dina in his current role is responsible for company operations and maximizing performance of Pyramid’s portfolio.

Warren Fields

Principal, Chief Investment Officer

Warren Fields is a senior executive with over two decades of experience in all facets of hospitality finance, acquisitions, and operations. As Chief Investment Officer and founding partner of Pyramid, Mr. Fields has overseen the growth of Pyramid’s portfolio to its current level of hotels through development, acquisitions, third-party management and asset management for over 15 years. He is responsible for all aspects of business development, fundraising, acquisitions, and new investment opportunities.

He is the former Vice President of Development and Operations of Promus Hotel Corporation, which was sold to Hilton Worldwide in 1999. At Promus he formulated and implemented a strategy for creating a new select-service hotel brand for the company which eventually sized to 30 properties.

Mr. Fields began his career with Beacon Hotel Corporation, a predecessor company to Promus, where he served as Vice President of Development for Guest Quarters Suites, and later DoubleTree. He returned to Boston in 1999 to form Pyramid.