Mr. McAteer has devoted his entire professional career to the lodging and hospitality industry. In 1960, his career began overseeing fifteen hotels with Washington DC based Motel Management Corporation. In 1972, he joined Continental Hotel Corporation in Miami, FL and held the position of Partner and Vice President until early 1988. Mr. McAteer's role included the day-to-day operations of the company and played a major role in development. In addition, he was an integral part of developing the company's philosophy, concepts and setting operating standards. Continental Hotel Corporation started with two hotels and by the early 1980's had a portfolio of 89 upscale to luxury hotels that the company owned, operated and developed.
In the Spring of 1988 Wayne formed his own company, Wesley Hotel Group headquartered in Atlanta, GA where he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. McAteer was responsible for the total development and operations of Wesley Hotel Group. The company was positioned to be a third party management company for major institutions such as insurance companies, banks, pension funds, and individual owners. Wesley grew from one hotel in 1988 to 33 hotels by 1992. In 1995, Wesley Hotel Group partnered with Ridgewood Hotels, Inc., a publicly held company, where he held the position of Vice President of Operations.
Mr. McAteer won the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) Developer of the Year in 2007 for his involvement in developing and opening the first new build for the Hotel Indigo brand in Sarasota, Florida. Mr. McAteer has supported over 75+ developments in his career to include a four diamond resort internationally in Scotland and top award-winning, renowned hotels here in the United States.
Mr. McAteer has the experience in every facet of hotel operations and involvement in both domestic and international markets from hotels and resorts to state of the art conference centers. He is married with a daughter and son, two grandchildren, an alumnus of Worth College in Fayetteville, NC and is a resident of Atlanta, Georgia.
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