Mr. Van

Steve Van

President & CEO

Prism Hotels

Steve Van, President & CEO of Prism Hotels, leads Prism to increase the value of clients' hotels. Founded in 1983 Prism works for special servicers, lenders and owners to rapidly reposition and turn around under-performing hotels.

For lender clients whose REO hotels are losing their flag, Prism has created a proprietary “interim” brand called InnPlace. We provide a short term, inexpensive solution with no PIP or termination fees.

Prism has managed repositioned or developed brands that include Hyatt, Omni, Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn and Radisson, as well as numerous independents.

Mr. Van was the first franchisee for Omni Hotels and for Doubletree Club Hotels and serves on the Doubletree Owners Advisory Board.

Mr. Van is a member of CMSA, MBA and the State Bar of Texas. His undergraduate and legal education was at the University of Texas at Austin. Past professional and civic involvement includes Young Presidents Organization, Director of the Texas Turnpike Authority, Assistant Attorney General of Texas and Director of the Atlantic Treaty Assembly (NATO’s US arm). In December of 2011, he was recognized by Hotel Business Magazine as one of the “People of 2012” in the hospitality industry.

Mr. Van can be contacted at 214-257-1011 or steve.van@prismhotels.com

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Feature Focus
Human Resources: Inspiring a Journey of Success
In an increasingly competitive environment where hotels are competing to attract, and more importantly, to keep top talent, Human Resource managers are realizing the need to focus on improving their Employee Experience. Smart managers are embracing the idea of Employee Wellness which translates into a system of physical, mental, emotional, and purposeful well-being. Some organizations are even providing free counseling for their employees and their dependents. The goal is to nurture, support and engage with their employees in a way that increases productivity, improves customer service, enhances loyalty, and creates a more harmonious work environment for all. Along with this development is the need for more effective, ongoing training. Many HR managers rely on external training firms for this, but there is a growing trend which taps the experience and expertise that already exists within the organization. For example, younger employees likely have greater knowledge of social media which an older generation might struggle with. Harnessing this peer-to-peer learning can be an efficient and cost effective way of increasing skills, and as a result, the knowledge transferred is likely to be more acceptable and relevant. Finally, HR managers need to foster an environment that empowers people and taps into their full potential, inspiring a personal journey of success. The March Hotel Business Review will take a look at some of the strategies and techniques that human resource directors are currently developing in order to achieve success.