Scott K. Hammons, vice president of design and construction for DiamondRock Hospitality, brings a wealth of tactical project execution and enterprise level program management to the table. DiamondRock’s D&C program oversees all creative repositionings, renovations, building infrastructure investments, and capital planning in a portfolio of 33 hotels (a balanced asset mixture of luxury, full service, branded, independent, urban lifestyle, and resort locations).
Since putting DiamondRock’s first internal D&C program together in 2016, the team has performed over 30 significant renovations in three quarters of the portfolio, including seven complete rebranding projects and several more in progress.
Prior to joining DRH, Hammons served in leadership roles with RLJ, HHM, and Hilton Worldwide. Nearly three decades ago, Hammons discovered his love for experiential hospitality at Mohonk Mountain House. Eventually a career in operations led to project management while working with Kimpton Hotels. He describes his role opening their first five DC area hotels as a tipping point in his career.
He also speaks fondly of experiences working on landmark projects in New York City and Washington, DC, such as the Waldorf Astoria New York, New York Hilton Midtown, Washington Hilton, and the famed Gramercy Park Hotel.