Our creative, diligent team of hospitality executives are critical to helping Twin Tier Hospitality continue to provide guests with stellar travel experiences. Meet each member of our team who is a critical asset in our continued success.
Satish Duggal Chief Executive Officer and President
Satish Duggal started Twin Tier Hospitality in 1997 with the purchase of a Best Western located on Cornell’s campus in Ithaca, New York. Since that time, Satish has grown the portfolio to include 15 hotels throughout the Northeast and Midwest, generating $65M in revenue. Satish’s relentless focus on creative total revenue generation, focused cost cutting, and employee and guest satisfaction earned him and Twin Tier the 194th spot in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Hot upcoming 500 companies in 2007. He continues to act as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and President, splitting his time between continuous product improvement of existing TTH properties and growth through acquisition and revenue generation. Prior to starting Twin Tier, Satish worked for Corning Incorporated from 1976 to 1998, serving a number of different functions from manufacturing management to new business development. Satish received his diploma for a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from IIT BHU in India in 1970, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1972, and a Masters in Business Administration in 1973 from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Stuart Ward, CHA- Sr. Vice President Operations & Asset Management
Stuart Ward brings over 29 years of hospitality management to Twin Tier Hospitality. Stuart started his career in Virginia Beach, Virginia and has worked in various locations in the United States. Stuart has a degree in Hospitality Management from Michigan State University and has served in many roles ranging from Food and Beverage Management, General Manager, Regional Manager, Regional Director of Operations, Vice President of Operations, and his current position as a Sr. Vice President of Operations and Asset Management. Stuart has experience working with major brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Choice, Wyndham, IHG, and Hyatt. Stuart is married to his wife Emily and has three children. He enjoys in his personal time attending his children’s sporting events and is an avid Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds fan.
Saket Duggal Vice President Business Development
Saket Duggal currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development. His focus is to grow the number of hotels under management by Twin Tier Hospitality. Prior to joining Twin Tier, Saket acquired his MD degree and served as an investment banker for Credit Suisse First Boston. In his spare time, Saket is a fan of baseball and current events.
Ben Von Bruenchenhein, Corporate Director Revenue Management
Ben joined TwinTier Hospitality in 2018, after representing Waterton Hospitality. Bringing over 33 years of hospitality experience to the team. His focus is on increasing profitability and increasing market share. With a complex portfolio, Ben ensures flexibility in all markets, brands and various sizes of each individual hotel.
Located in Chicago, Ben has interests in all sports and Culture. Ben is married to Courtney and has a son Aidan.