Deno Yiankes

Deno YiankesPresident and CEO Investments and Development Division

Mr. Yiankes leads White Lodging’s investment and development division which includes the organization’s development, project management, purchasing/procurement and value maximization efforts for internally owned assets. During his tenure, White Lodging has grown from 4 hotels in Indiana to a current managed portfolio of over 140 premium branded hotels in 17 states totaling over 19,000 guestrooms.Prior to joining White Lodging in 1990, Mr. Yiankes served as Senior Associate with HVS International in Mineola, NY and has also worked in a variety of front and back of the house operational roles at the hotel property level. He received a B.S. in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management with honors from Purdue University Calumet and currently serves on the Chancellor’s Board of Advisors.

Mr Yiankes has co-authored chapters in Hotel Investments and Hotel Asset Management – Principles & Practices, two leading resource books published by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. He is a member and past President of the Hospitality Asset Manager’s Association (HAMA) and presently serves on Marriott’s Franchise Advisory Council for the SpringHill Suites by Marriott brand as well as Starwood’s Development Board of Advisors for their aloft and element brands.

*Biography courtesy of White Lodging Services