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Bellevue Event with Jack vanHartesvelt

By July 13, 2022August 8th, 2022Bellevue Events

Friday, September 9th, 2022

“Being Part of a Successful Team as a Leader or Participant”

Jack vanHartesvelt

Hartland Hotel Group

In 2013, Jack vanHartesvelt co-founded Hartland Hotel Group with his brother Mark. This company is actively involved in the development and operation of the hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles, a 268 room lifestyle hotel. The company is also involved in a number of other US based hotel projects.

During Jack’s 30-year career, he joined several small companies and helped them grow into significant hotel brands, including; Residence Inn where as its Senior Development Officer the company grew from 4 to 65 hotels with 180 franchises sold prior to being sold to Holiday Inn (this brand is now with Marriott); Hawthorn Suites where as its founding President the company was created and expanded prior to being sold to the Pritzker family, Wyndham Hotel Company where as it Senior Development Officer the company grew from 17 to 90 hotels and was taken public and Westin Hotel Company where as its Senior Development Officer for North and South America the company grew by 35% and was sold to Starwood Lodging.

Mr. vanHartesvelt was a Private Equity Fund manager where he bought, built, renovated and asset managed over $1.0 billion in hotel related assets. He was also one of that firm’s Managing Partners (Kennedy Associates Real Estate Counsel). During his tenure at Kennedy, the firm increased its assets under management (all real estate types) by 800% and was subsequently sold to Bentall. Jack has had direct ownership in numerous hotels, bars and restaurants over the past 30 years, including most recently the Hotel Figueroa in downtown Los Angeles. In many cases, the lodging concepts that were created under his direction were not initially affiliated with an established hotel brand, necessitating that the hotel had to be a brand in and of itself. This would include: the Liberty Hotel in Boston; The Madison Hotel in Washington DC and the Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles.

Marking Jack’s work in business is his desire to create great products for all concerned with the commitment to benefit all concerned. He is noted for saying, “It is not about you and it is not about right now.”

Mr. vanHartesvelt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University’s School of Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management, from which he was designated its outstanding alumni in 1984. He is on the Board of Directors of WR Golf and is Chairman of the Board of Bakke Graduate University. He attends Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.

Speaker Topic:
Almost all business initiatives are accomplished as a result of contributions from people and organizations with different skill-sets. Finding the right people and managing them to a successful outcome is important and can be done so following sound business principals, common sense and biblical guidance. The principles apply even for those who are participants but not the leaders of the team . The presentation will examine some of those practices and include some real-life examples that illustrate how it can work.

Maggiano’s-Bellevue, 10455 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: (425) 519-6476
Doors open at 6:40 am

Parking garage is off of 8th St and Bellevue Way, in the Lincoln Square North garage (across from the Bellevue Square mall.) Parking is free with validation.

Please use the entrance into Maggiano’s from inside of Lincoln Square North. The entrance is near the elevators located on the first floor near Woods Coffee.

Registration Fee:
$29 until Monday, September 5th
$34 September 6th to 8th
$39 Walk-in rate morning of the event
Registration closes at 5pm on Thursday, September 8th

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Name tags will be printed for those that register by Thursday morning, September 8th

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Details Price Qty
Early Bird Ticketshow details + $29.00 (USD)  
Standard Ticketshow details + $34.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
September 5, 2022
Walk-in Ticketshow details + $39.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
September 9, 2022

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Attendee List

  •  John Bangs
  •  Nate Higgins
  •  Steve Mason
  •  Matt Roe
  •  Rob Young

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