Springboard Hospitality Appoints John Mootz as Corporate Director of Food and Beverage

Article published at: Jul 9, 2024 Article tag: AMERICAS
Springboard Hospitality Appoints John Mootz as Corporate Director of Food and Beverage
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Springboard Hospitality, the leading hospitality management company with 48 independent hotels in metropolitan and leisure destination markets across 14 states, announced that John Mootz will join the company as the company’s first-ever Corporate Director of Food and Beverage. In his newly created role, Mootz will work closely with individual property general managers, executive chefs, and food and beverage teams across the portfolio to concept new venues, expand culinary offerings and enhance overall dining experiences. With more than 20 years of executive experience in the foodservice and hospitality industry, John Mootz is an accomplished professional who has garnered numerous accolades for his leadership and innovative approach, further contributing to Springboard Hospitality’s experience and expertise as the leading hospitality management company for independent hotels.

“We are excited to welcome John Mootz to the Springboard Hospitality team,” said Ben Rafter, chief executive officer of Springboard Hospitality. “Mootz brings a wealth of knowledge from his prior role at Puccini Group and a respectable reputation in the industry, and I’m eager to watch him lead our team to a new level of creative food and beverage offerings.”

As a visionary leader in hospitality management, John served as the Vice President of Operations at Puccini Group, where he spearheaded projects nationwide with major hotel groups and investment companies, including Kimpton Hotels, Fremont Realty Capital, Trinity Hotel Investors, and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. John most notably served in an asset management role for Colonial Williamsburg’s $32.5 million food & beverage operation. During his leadership, he implemented a tailored management development program and successfully opened and re-opened food and beverage outlets, resulting in significant growth rates and industry recognition, including Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Star status at the Williamsburg Inn.

“I am thrilled to return to Springboard Hospitality and work with an array of boutique lifestyle hotels across the country,” said Mootz. “My path first crossed with Springboard’s back in 2019, when I immediately felt a strong connection to the brand. I look forward to enhancing the existing programming, along with advancing new and inventive restaurants and bars.”