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Michelle Hayes


The Plasencia Group

Career includes executive positions with FelCor Lodging and Starwood Hotels & REsorts

Is a Certified Hotel Administrator, Completed Cornell Business School's Certification for Real Estate and Management

In her nearly four decades in the lodging industry, Michelle Hayes has worked in virtually every facet of hotel operations. She joined the Plasencia Group in Dallas as Senior Vice President-Asset Management after a career with FelCor Lodging Trust. As Vice President of Asset Management at FelCor, Hayes was responsible for overseeing a portion of the company’s portfolio of Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hilton, Marriott and Sheraton hotels, as well as independent hotels.

She also held an executive position with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where she managed numerous Sheraton-branded hotels. During that time, she received Sheraton’s President’s Award and Employee Satisfaction Award, which honored her outstanding leadership. In addition, Hayes was a member of Sheraton Corporation’s Chairman’s Club and Marketing Board of Directors.

In addition to undergraduate and graduate degrees, Hayes is a designated Certified Hotel Administrator and has completed the Cornell Business School Certification for Real Estate and Asset Management.

These are just a few of the reasons we chose Michelle Hayes as one of Connect CRE’s Texas 2022 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect CRE’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others.


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