Ted Ent joined Innisfree Hotels as Chief Executive Officer and President in 2018, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry – beginning with a summer stint as a pot washer at a state park.
While working toward his B.B.A. Degree in Management at Southwest Texas State University, Ted worked as an executive chef and ran his own catering business. Over the course of his distinguished career, Ted has worked in many preeminent destinations – as Corporate Director of Food and Beverage at Canyon Ranch Resorts and Health Spas, Director of Food and Beverage at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch Resort and in various properties and corporate positions with Hilton Worldwide, culminating as Vice President and Managing Director of Development. His diverse experience in the industry most recently led him to serve as president and COO of the Texas-based MH Hospitality.
He has been a guest lecturer at the University Nevada Las Vegas Hospitality School, Penn State University School of Hospitality and Conrad Hilton School of Hospitality at the University of Houston, as well as a regular panelist at the New York University Hotel Investment Conference, American Lodging Investment Summit, The Lodging Conference and many other hotel industry events.
Ted believes in the power of hospitality to change lives. His commitment to doing things that matter is not only professional, but also personal. Ted and his family give back through what they call the ‘Three Ts of Philanthropy’ – time, talent and treasure.
P.S. Ask Ted about ‘Milkshake Fridays.’