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SPIRE Hospitality Appoints Barbara Doucet Vice President of Human Resources

February 12, 2020

Seasoned Hospitality Industry Veteran Oversees Human Resources Division

SPIRE Hospitality, one of the nation’s leading and most respected hotel management companies, proudly names Barbara Doucet as vice president of human resources, joining the team after an impressive tenure with Omni Hotels & Resorts. In her new position, Doucet will oversee all human resource operations within the growing SPIRE Hospitality portfolio.

“As our company continues strong growth, Barbara is an incredible leader overseeing the human resources division,” says Chris Russell, CEO of SPIRE Hospitality. “She brings comprehensive and confident knowledge of corporate hospitality HR and will be an asset as we continue building a dream team of industry leaders.”

As a VP of Human Resources, Doucet’s 12 years with Omni Hotels & Resorts, she provided and implemented human resource direction for a vast organization of more than 50 Omni Hotels & Resorts. In addition to managing a team of more than 50 field Directors, Area Directors and corporate HR employees, Doucet served as a Steering Committee Member for the Hotel Industry Compensation Survey Group, whose purpose is to enhance human resource management professionalism within the hotel industry. Before joining the Omni team, Doucet spent nearly 25 years with Target Stores in both HR and Operations roles. Barbara was also invited to participate in a Subcommittee on Human Resources hearing for the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives.

Doucet holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Edward’s University, Austin as well as her SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications. Outside of her professional development and career, Doucet is a founding member of Women with Promise, a non-profit organization supporting women and their families. She also serves as an American Hotel & Lodging Association Human Resources Committee co-chair.

SPIRE Hospitality has a nimble organizational structure with a deep bench of executive talent, providing owners and investors with unparalleled, personalized attention.

For more information on SPIRE Hospitality, visit https://www.SpireHotels.com or call (469) 788-8700.


SPIRE Hospitality, led by CEO Chris Russell and owned by AWH Partners, LLC, is a third-party operator of 6,000 room keys and 300,000 square feet of meeting space across 17 states. The SPIRE portfolio, with a focus on large, full service hotels, includes unique independent properties and premier branded assets across Hilton Hotels & Resorts (HLT), Marriott International (MAR) and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). SPIRE Hospitality offers expertise in all facets of hospitality management and is committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing the value of hotel real estate.

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