A hotelier with vast experience in the industry, Todd Felsen serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of OTH. OTH is an independent hotel management firm dedicated to Sotherly Hotels’ portfolio of full-service properties. He is fully committed to delivering exceptional financial results, efficient operational performance, and warm, memorable Southern hospitality. Todd brings with him a track record of building staff culture that is based on inclusion, diversity, and entrepreneurialism. He empowers his staff to deliver personalized and extraordinary, yet unscripted, elegant service to all guests. Todd leads with a team first policy which has organically evolved into his employees being treated as OTH’s #1 asset.
Prior to joining OTH, Todd served as Senior Vice President of Operations for BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, where he was responsible for 14 resort and hotel operations throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. His Felsen’s focus was rebuilding the sales organization to outperform the comp set in RevPAR as well as delivering maximum revenue potential for each hotel. He originally joined the company as General Manager of Cheyenne Mountain Resort, located in Colorado Springs. CO. Previous to this, he worked as Managing Director for The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa of Berkeley, CA.
Todd found his passion for the hospitality industry through his first job as a doorman, which he worked part-time after high school classes. From there, he relocated to several cities and Caribbean islands for a series of positions including General Manager and Hotel Manager with Doral Resort & Spa, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, The Peabody Memphis, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
As a hospitality leader with a 30+ year track record, Todd takes pride in his ability to lead various types of properties toward delivering the finest guest service, achieving profitable operations, and always satisfying guests, stakeholders, and property owners alike. He has the unique ability to orchestrate outcomes and maximize synergies across diverse areas of activity; resulting in more opportunity to drive value, enhance initiatives and foster new growth.
Todd is an avid golfer, boater, and college football fan where he currently resides in Williamsburg, VA with his wife. He is incredibly honored and humbled to lead the mission and vision of OTH and is dedicated to continue the legacy that was created 57 years ago.