Our Leadership Team

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

James Dina, Principal

Pyramid is comprised of a 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. Through the years, Pyramid has built a hospitality company through its team of over 12,000 associates, located throughout the United States. The depth and breadth of the Pyramid leadership team’s expertise sets us apart from other hotel companies and provides our clients and owners with a distinct competitive advantage.

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The Team

Chairman, Principal

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, Pickett Suite Hotels, and 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 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.


Chief Executive Officer, Principal

Warren Fields has 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 levels of hotels through development, acquisitions, third-party management, and asset management for over 15 years. 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.


Principal

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 led the merger and integration of Red Lion and DoubleTree Hotels as well as Promus and the DoubleTree hotels and became the Vice President of Pacific Northwest Operations. Mr. Dina was later appointed Chief Operating Officer of Red Lion Hotels. In 2000, Mr. Dina joined his colleagues, Richard Kelleher and Warren Fields, at Pyramid.