Christopher L. Bennett

Vice Chair, Hospitality & Gaming Group at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC

Christopher L. Bennett

Christopher L. Bennett

Vice Chair, Hospitality & Gaming Group at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

MeriStar Hospitality Corp.
Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

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445

Birthday

1971

Age

47

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Vice Chairman at Loews Hotels Holding Corp.

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Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Managing Partner, Real Estate at Brookfield Property Partners LP

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Founder at Stone Circle Foundation

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

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Treasurer at Harvest Resources Associates LLC

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Chief Operating Officer, Skyline America at Skyline Investments, Inc.

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Former Vice President, Finance at Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director, MCS Capital LLC at Marcus Corp.

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Christopher L. Bennett
Vice Chair, Hospitality & Gaming Group at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC
Education

The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819. UVA's initial Board of Visitors included former Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe owned the initial site of the University, which was mostly farmland. His law office and farmhouse are now the site of Brown College at Monroe Hill, a residential college at UVA. UVA is one of the eight original Public Ivy universities, and it is the only university campus in the United States that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report's National University Rankings, the school was listed as America's 2nd best public university; tied with UCLA and surpassed only by UC Berkeley.

Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 30,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $450 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

Career History
Vice Chair, Hospitality & Gaming Group
Current

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC is a national law firm based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The firm was founded in 1958 by nine attorneys and has since grown to more than 385 attorneys.

Senior Vice President & General Counsel
1998 - 2003

MeriStar Hospitality Corp. provides real estate investment services. Its portfolio is diversified geographically as well as by franchise and brand affiliations. The company was founded on August 3, 1998 and is headquartered in Bethesda, MD.

Chief Administrative Officer
1998 - Prior

Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc. owns and operates hotels. It also operates as a hotel real estate investor and independent hotel management company. The company was founded in 1998 and is is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

Political Donations
$300
2000

Former Senator from Utah

Transactions
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Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels (Group) Co. Ltd., Hotel Acquisition Co. LLC, Thayer Hotel Investors V-A LP purchase Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

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Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. purchases Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc. /Seven Hotels from Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Oak Hill Capital Partners LP, The Blackstone Group LP

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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Highgate Holdings, Inc. purchase Wyndham International, Inc. /25 Hotels from Wyndham International, Inc.

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