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MICHAEL POWLEN
SENIOR DIRECTOR, HOTEL ASSET MANAGEMENT


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.