Pat Pacious Has Helped Steer the Company to Industry-Leading Performance in Recent Years
By George Seli
Having served as a U.S. Navy officer in surface warfare and strategic planning from 1987 to 1993, Pat Pacious is no stranger to navigating rough waters with foresight and determination. Serving as Choice Hotels International CEO since 2017, Pacious has recently led the company through one of the most challenging times in the history of the hotel industry, remaining focused on both brand development and enhancing ROI for franchisees, who currently number over 13,000.
As a result of the efforts from Pacious and his team, the company has seen RevPAR growth that has outperformed the hotel industry for nearly three years. This year’s achievements also include the acquisition of Radisson Hotels Americas and an agreement with ServiceStar Capital Management to develop 20 new Everhome Suites hotels, significantly expanding Choice’s presence in the vibrant extended-stay market. Both agreements took perseverance and many years of relationship building, Pacious says.