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Peter D. Connolly

Hostmark Hospitality Group
Executive Vice President of Operations and Development
Schaumburg, IL, USA

Peter D. Connolly

In a career of over 35 years in the travel and hospitality businesses Peter Connolly has served in a variety of legal and business capacities with major enterprises including hotel companies, airlines, developers and law firms. Currently, he is Executive Vice President of Operations and Development for Hostmark Hospitality Group, a Chicago based, hotel and restaurant management company operating 40 hotels with over 4500 rooms. At Hostmark, Connolly has general oversight responsibilities for hotel operating and development activities.

Previously, Connolly spent almost twenty years in the Hyatt organization, where he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Information Officer of Hyatt Hotels. He also was a member of the global hospitality practice at the Los Angeles law firm of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmoro, and was a trial lawyer in the Law Division of United Airlines. 

He is a graduate of Catholic University Law School, and a member of the state bars of the District of Columbia and Illinois, as well as bars of the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.            


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