Melinda Bush

Member of the Board of Advisors

President & CEO, HRW Holdings/Hospitality Resources Worldwide

Melinda Bush is one of the industry’s most well-known and respected experts on the issues affecting the
hotel, resort and tourism industries.
As CEO of HRW Holdings/Hospitality Resources Worldwide LLC, Mrs. Bush and her colleagues assist
hotels, resorts and suppliers in their market development and investment activities with a focus on the Luxury
marketplace.
Some of HRW’s venture partnerships include Attract China, the leading gateway for reaching the Chinese
Traveler; BlueRidge Trust, the California based residential and hotel development company; Careington
International, a Dallas-based marketing company with a focus on healthcare, insurance and travel related
services.
Current and past clients of Hospitality Resources Worldwide include such prestigious firms as The Carlyle
Group Realty Fund, Accor Hotels-North America, Felcor Lodging Trust, Hilton Hotels, Canyon Ranch
Resorts, Expedia, Trillium Corporation, LaQuinta, to name a few.
HRW’s consulting division, Hospitality Resources Worldwide, projects range from market expansion
customer development programs to strategic joint ventures and partnerships centered on building sales
relationships within major hotel and resort brand sectors.
Mrs. Bush is an early, founding investor in Thayer Venture Capital’s Funds I and II and serves on a number of
public and private corporate boards. She is also the Founder and Chairman of Heroes in Hospitality, a privatepublic
industry initiative aimed at training and hiring returning veterans for jobs within the hotel industry.
HRW Holdings headquarter office is in New York City with affiliated offices in Florida, Texas and
California.

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