Craig K. Larson
Chief Operating Officer
Prior to partnering to develop Cornerstone Hospitality, Craig worked for Hilton hotels at all 4 of their core brands, including Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites and Hilton Garden Inn. Craig also had the distinct honor of opening the second Embassy Suites ever built, converting the first Homewood Suites and opening the world's first Hampton Inn & Suites located in Newport News, Virginia.
With more than 30 years of hospitality experience and working his way through the ranks to Vice President and Partner for a Chicago based hotel company, Lane Hospitality (now Spire), Craig has proven he has the ability to exceed ownerships expectations in an ever-changing environment. Through his leadership as Chief Operating Officer, he has led Cornerstone Hospitality property teams to improve within their brand rankings and in the process, grown revenues and profits for owners.
Craig earned his bachelors of Business Administration degree from Christopher Newport College (University). He was a founding member of the Newport News Hospitality Association and served as president for 6 terms. He currently sits on various tourism and civic boards.