Scott brings a wealth of tactical project execution and enterprise level program management to the table with a unique background in hospitality Ownership and an asset manager’s perspective. Most recently, he ran DiamondRock Hospitality’s D&C program of creative repositioning’s, renovations, building infrastructure investments and capital planning that facilitated a strategy of value-add acquisitions and up branding repositioning’s.
Prior to joining DRH, Mr. Hammons served in leadership roles with RLJ, HHM, and Hilton Worldwide. Twenty-eight years ago, he discovered his love for experiential hospitality at Mohonk Mountain House and eventually a career in operations led to project management while working with Kimpton Hotels. He also speaks fondly of experiences working on landmark projects in New York City and Washington, D.C. such as the Waldorf=Astoria New York, New York Hilton Midtown, Washington Hilton and the famed Gramercy Park Hotel.
Project Accounting Manager
A 16-year company veteran, Toni-Ann has been an integral member of the Asset Management, Facilities, Partnership Accounting, and Design& Construction initiatives. She has supported our company and its capital partner investments with contract administration, effective project cost controls, accurate reporting and fiduciary review of all funding/payables requirements. Her hallmark is open and transparent communication with ownership groups.
Senior Director of Estimating
Tom is an experienced Cost Professional with over 30 years of experience withground-up and renovation projects throughout the hospitality Industry. Tom has overseen estimating, quantity surveying, and cost services for all aspects of interior and exterior renovation including façade, building infrastructure, public space, function areas, back of house areas and guest rooms/guest bathrooms. Tom has completed projects for all the major brands as well as independent projects in the luxury, full service, select service, and timeshare properties throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Central/South America. Tom’s background, attention to detail and team communication skills make him a valuable member of the project team.
Senior Director of Project Management
Tom Burdeshaw, Senior Director of Project Development,oversees significant projects throughout the portfolio. Tom coordinates and supervises internal and external resources engaged to build or reimagine hotel assets. Tom is a licensed architect with expertise in design and construction management for hospitality. He brings each project a unique aesthetic eye and an uncompromising focus on budget, schedule, and quality.
Prior to joining Ground LVL in October 2022, Tom was Principal of Places Discovered, where he supported the design, construction, and opening of hotels and resorts in the U.S. and the Caribbean with an emphasis on brand and lifestyle.
Senior Director of Design & Construction
Mark’s primary expertise is in the programming, design and construction of complex hotel renovation projects with aggressive schedule and operational challenges. His experience runs through all phases of hotel renovation work from concept budgeting and contract negotiation to construction close-out and operations turnover. Prior to forming his own practice in 2005, Mark was VP of Starwood Hotel’s Design &Construction Division, responsible for all company-owned and managed East Coast renovation and new-build projects.
Assistant Project Manager
Sydney Meister, Assistant Project Manager supports many of Ground LVL’s active projects as well as acting as team lead for select projects. Sydney’s experience lies at the intersection of hospitality, real estate, and design. She has performed in hospitality, multifamily residential and corporate office products, working for the award-winning Hickok Cole Architects, Baskervill, and The Bernstein Company, a DC based hospitality real estate