John Russell

Director of Development

As Director of Development, John acquires third party management opportunities for OTH Hotels Resorts and supports the development and execution of the company’s growth. He is responsible for underwriting and analyzing investment opportunities for hotel development projects. 

John has 40 years of hospitality experience, holding previous positions as Chairman, CEO, and Senior Executive. He was the CEO for three management companies and launched three start up hospitality companies. Throughout this time, John has thrived with experience in management operations, development, marketing, and franchising for 3- to 5-star hotels, condominiums, time-shares and resorts around the world. He is an extremely successful brand builder and innovator, and we’re happy to have him on the OTH team.

In his free time, John enjoys golfing with a group called the “Wild Fellas” and yes, his game is wild! He loves being outdoors– whether that’s going for a walk or run– as well as spending time with his four grandchildren as he watches them play soccer, tennis, golf, and cheer. His days are spent with his dog named Ike, who is named after General Eisenhower.