Patrick Pacious is President and Chief Executive Officer of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies. On July 13, 2017, Pacious was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer by the Choice Board of Directors, effective September 12, 2017.
Pacious has been with Choice since 2005 and, in this time, he has created significant value for shareholders and franchisees. Under his direction, Choice built industry-leading global technology platforms that resulted in improved profitability and efficiencies for the company’s franchised hotel owners. He also spearheaded the company’s significant growth in the upscale segment with both Cambria Hotels and The Ascend Hotel Collection, as well as the successful transformation of the Comfort Brand.
Pacious originally joined Choice as senior director of corporate strategy and was quickly promoted to vice president of corporate development and innovation. During his successful tenure at Choice Hotels, he held roles of increasing responsibility, particularly in the areas of distribution, technology, innovation and growth, and became president and chief operating officer in May 2016.