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MICHAEL POWLEN
SENIOR DIRECTOR, HOSPITALITY


As Senior Director of Hotel Asset Management at Hidrock 
Properties, Michael Powlen oversees the budgets, forecasts, capital expenses and reporting as well as the market positioning for Hidrock’s Manhattan hotels as well as their full-service Hilton in New Jersey. Powlen is also tasked with providing support and logistics for Hidrock’s future hotel openings.

Powlen has more than 23 years of hotel industry experience. Most recently he was the Regional Director of Operations at Hersha Hospitality Management, where he oversaw the operations of five hotel properties in Downtown and Midtown Manhattan. In this capacity, Powlen managed multiple general managers and was held accountable for all items on the operating statement for those properties. Prior to joining Hersha Hospitality Management, he
spent 19 years with Marriott International, operating properties in New Orleans, Houston and New York.


Powlen earned a bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management from Pennsylvania State University. Powlen currently resides in Denville, NJ with his wife and three children. He enjoys tennis, golf and all outdoor activities during his free time.