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Columbus Hospitality Management Promotes Michael Holtzleiter to Vice President of Operations


March 29, 2021

Columbus Hospitality Management Promotes Michael Holtzleiter to

Vice President of Operations


Columbus, OH -- Hospitality industry leader Michael Holtzleiter has been promoted to  Vice President of Operations for Columbus Hospitality Management, adding another experienced executive to its leadership team. In this role, Holtzleiter ensures the properties are providing a consistent, high level of service excellence based on established company standards and guest expectations. His responsibilities include project and asset management for branded and independent hotel, restaurant, and event center businesses.

“Michael has the passion for people, leadership experience, and a proven track record to drive quality and performance at our assets to poise our third-party managed properties for continued growth,” said Kathyrn Burton, CHA, CTA, Chief Operating Officer with CHM. “He is a third-generation hotelier with a proven ability to lead successful teams and service efforts as a champion of our company culture. He is laser focused on our financial stakeholder, associate, and guest experience as hospitality, determination, and the pursuit of excellence is in his blood.”

Holtzleiter joined Columbus Hospitality Management in February 2005. He began his career at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown Columbus. Holtzleiter has been a General Manager within Columbus hospitality for 11 years, and opened the Hyatt Place Columbus OSU, Courtyard by Marriott Columbus OSU, and the Grand Event Center.

“This opportunity allows me to strategically improve the success of our properties and the company as a whole in a fast-paced and ever-changing marketplace,” Holtzleiter said. “I’m committed to providing guidance and support to meet operational goals while ensuring we create continued growth opportunities that deliver excellence to our associates, guests, and stakeholders.”

Holtzleiter has served as president of Destination Grandview since 2012. He helped create the first visitor bureau for the City of Grandview; recruited and lead the selection committee for the board of directors; established 5-year goals; and worked with the City of Grandview to secure a three-year funding structure. The organization has accounted for $297,000 of economic impact since 2013.

He has received numerous awards, including:

  • 2015 Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association Columbus General Manager of the Year
  • 2013 Leadership Columbus Graduate
  • 2006 Platinum Service Award from Intercontinental Hotels Group (only Crowne Plaza hotel employee to receive the award)
  • 2006 Supervisor of the Year Award Crowne Plaza & The Lofts Hotels



Born in 1998 from a desire to excel upon the basics of great business practices and remain true to our core values to achieve success, Columbus Hospitality Management (CHM) is a professional management company with the experience and manpower to lead successful teams across Ohio and the United States. The properties we manage are as diverse as our clients. Our flexible approach makes it possible for us to manage assets including hotels, equestrian arenas, corporate housing, conference centers, restaurants, and more. For more information, visit





Jill Buterbaugh


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