Andy Thomas is Senior Vice President, Business Development, overseeing all distribution systems, business development and revenue strategy for Evans Hotels.
Mr. Thomas first joined the company in 1994 as Director of Rooms at the Bahia Resort Hotel and in 1999 was promoted to General Manager upon the acquisition of The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Mr. Thomas later held the positions of Corporate Director of Market Development and Vice President of Business Development for Evans Hotels prior to his current appointment. Before joining Evans Hotels, Mr. Thomas’s 25-plus year career included various hotel manager and opening taskforce management positions with Marriott International, Sheraton, Benchmark Resorts and Hotels, and Princess Resorts.
Mr. Thomas is an alumnus of the University of Denver for Hotel Management as well as Regis College. He is a member of the San Diego Tourism Authority Marketing Committee, CA Travel, and the Greater San Diego Business Association. In the past, he has held advisory rolls for Travelocity.com, Hotels.com, and San Diego Business Association Tourism Development Group. He is a current Board Member and the Director of Marketing for the Rob Benzon Foundation and a past recipient of the Gold Key Award for “Sales Person of the Year”.