Executive Vice President,
Chief Operating Officer
Tom Bardenett is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at RLJ, responsible for managing the asset management function, overseeing third party management company and hospitality brand relationships and requirements. Mr. Bardenett joined RLJ in September 2017 and has over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry, previously serving as Chief Operating Officer for Extended Stay America. Prior to that, he served in multiple leadership roles at Crossroads Hospitality, the operations arm of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, including Executive Vice President of Operations and President, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Regional Director of Sales, and Regional Director of Operations. He currently is the Chairman of the American Hotel Lodging Association Foundation. Other organizations in which he is a member are the Embassy Suites Owners Advisory Council and Courtyard by Marriott Franchise Advisory Council.
Mr. Bardenett received a B.A. in Communications with a Broadcasting Concentration from Oswego State University of New York in 1986.