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Our Vision

Our vision is to create a results-oriented leadership company with spirited, well-trained associates that provide a memorable experience for our guests. Our success is producing a hotel experience that brings positivity to our guests, development growth to our associates and strong returns for our owners/investors.

 

Millennium Hospitality currently manages branded properties in key markets such as Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia and is in development with key brands throughout the South-East, Mid-West, Mid-Atlantic, and Caribbean.

 

We are committed to being the best hospitality management, development, and construction organization of choice for each hotel segment in every market that we serve. We will achieve this by continuing to mature our strong relationships with key brands in the hospitality industry such as: Choice Hotels, Wyndham, IHG, Hilton, Marriott, Sonesta and Best Western, along with hiring, training, and developing our teams to provide the best experiences for our guests, the highest returns for our owners/investors and elevating those brands to achieve award winning results

Hotel Reception

Our 
Story

When Chris was about 4 years old, he found himself bunkering down with his family at the Marriott New Orleans. There was a hurricane in the forecast that was about to make landfall. One would ask, "Why were they at a hotel? Why weren't they leaving town until the hurricane passed?" Leaving town nor the hotel was not an option for Chris and his family. Chris's father was the Assistant Controller of the hotel at that time and just like a Captain of a ship – its all hands-on deck in emergency situations. During their 4 day stay at the hotel Chris helped his dad throughout the hotel – talking to anxious guests, making them laugh plus helping the kitchen staff set tables. This is where Chris started to get the "Hospitality Bug".

 

Chris’s dad was promoted to Controller of the Dulles Airport Marriott. Seeing the family had to move and did not have home in that market yet, they lived on property while Chris attended Kindergarten. Everyday, he would place his order with the kitchen and they would make his lunch to take to school. When he came home from school, Chris would drop his bookbag at the room and start exploring the hotel looking for staff members. Everyone said his favorite line at the time was "Watcha Doing" – this is where his parents say they knew hospitality was in his blood. He would observe and help every department – housekeeping, kitchen, bell staff, front desk and but of course his dad. He learned at a young age that the hospitality world touches so many people and can take you to new territories.

 

Over the years, Chris worked his way up the business ladder – learning every aspect about the hospitality industry. The journey was not easy by any means – but that’s what made him stronger and passionate about starting his own company. He always envisioned his company to be one that was built on values his parents taught him – treat people the way you would want to be treated. Millennium Hospitality Management Group is more than just a business name, it’s a family. We celebrate successes together and pick each other up in time of need. Chris’s vision and journey has finally become a reality.

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Areas of Service
Millennium Hospitality currently manages branded properties throughout Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia and is in development with key brands throughout the Mid-West, Mid-Atlantic and Nationwide.

Working With the Best Clients and Partners

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Strategic Partnerships

Meet our partners.

  Leadership Team

Nice to meet you.

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Chris Chesebrough

President

Chris A. Chesebrough is the Owner and President of Millennium Hospitality Management Group and the Owner/Director Management of Millennium Development & Construction along with Brian Blankenship. Mr. Chesebrough has been in the hospitality industry for over 30 years.  During that time Mr. Chesebrough has served in all areas of the industry from operations to sales and marketing, along with many years of single and multi-unit management experience with iconic brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Wyndham, Hyatt, and Choice Hotels.  Throughout his career he has achieved strong bottom-line profits, unprecedented guest satisfaction and strong associate satisfaction results.  He and his teams have been the recipient of many awards, ranging from Hotel of the Year with Marriott and Wyndham to GM of the year and Regional GM of the year, including multiple awards for Opening Hotel of the Year with brands such as Hilton, Marriott, and Choice Hotels.

AJ Belt

CEO & Partner

Having been a principal in the creation and operation of the publicly traded Dutch retail real estate fund, DIM Vastgoed, N V (Euronext Amsterdam Exchange) from 1996 through its sale in April 2010, the formation and management of 18 Dutch partnerships (“Maatschaps”) from 1992 – 2000, as well as a host of other institutional and family office initiatives throughout his extensive year career, A.J. Belt (“Belt”) is well versed and deeply experienced in the complete commercial real estate spectrum (retail, office, hospitality, residential, MOB and industrial). Belt is not only involved in the acquisition and development process but is charged with spearheading capital stack procurement due to his extensive experience within the capital markets, his development, acquisition, and financial structuring capabilities, along with asset & property management pedigree.

 

During the last ~15 years, Belt has focused heavily on the ground-up development of hospitality, retail and entertainment asset classes; yet, the bulk of recent business is centered on the value-add realm predominately in the hospitality space with the renovation, conversion and reimagining of underperforming hotel assets, which aligns with Millennium’s vertically integrated structure and its development & construction, FF&E procurement and operational management service lines.

Having started his commercial real estate career in 1983 in the office and industrial market and later expanding into the retail, hospitality, and residential classes, Belt’s deep and broad experience is the foundational strength of his and Millennium’s primary mission...Client advocacy via property stabilization, enhancement, and NAV maximization.

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Shawna Reed

Regional Director of Operations

Shawna Reed is the Corporate Director of Operations for Millennium Hospitality Management Group and has been with the company since 2018 where she started out on the Front Desk.

 

Shawna focuses on supporting, mentoring, and training upcoming leaders, managing the day-to-day operations and profitability of each property.  She works closely with brand representatives and Millennium on standard compliance along with maintaining superior guest experience scores, direct recruitment, and development of hotel teams, and finally, proactively create and implement strategies to enhance the profitability and revenue generation of a hotel. She is focused, passionate, professional, and energized by effectively communicating with hotel team members and guests to ensure they have a great experience. Shawna has won several awards from BEST OF THE BEST as General Manager and has led several properties to achieve the same results as well as achieving high Quality Assurance Scores throughout.

 

When she is not living out her passion for hospitality, she enjoys shopping, traveling with her family and spending time with her two precious grandchildren.

Dennis DiNardo

Corporate Director of Facilitties 

With over 6 years of experience, Dennis DiNardo, holds a strong educational foundation, including an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Technology from Rosedale Technical Institute (2008) and a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management from California University of Pennsylvania (2018).

 

His professional journey began as an electrician at Caterpillar Global Mining Underground Division following his graduation from Rosedale Tech. Demonstrating exceptional skills, Dennis progressed to the role of Testing and Adjustment Specialist and gained cross-training in the Manufacturing Engineering department. Following the plant's closure, he transitioned to work as a general contractor/electrician while simultaneously pursuing his bachelor's degree at California University of Pennsylvania.

 

In his current role at Millennium Hospitality Management Group, Dennis oversees the strategic management of facilities, ensuring optimal guest experiences by collaborating with the maintenance team to maintain a seamless and efficient operational environment.

 

Beyond his professional pursuits, Dennis is an avid drummer and enjoys fishing, kayaking, and the experiences while traveling with his wife Emily.

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Valerie Sharp

Hospitality Administrator/Accounting Coordinator 

Valerie Sharp is the Hospitality Administrator/Accounting Coordinator for Millennium Hospitality and Millennium Development and Construction and has been with the company since 2022. 

 

She started her carrier as an Office Administrator moving up to an Office Manager for a Commercial Construction company and has over 25 years of experience handling Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable for Commercial Construction and Hospitality projects. 

Valerie prepares the Accounts Receivable for Millennium Hospitality and currently uses the Aptech accounting program to review the Accounts Payable invoices for each property to ensure cost allocation. She also prepares daily statistic reports to compare monthly budgets, guest satisfaction reporting and coordinates payroll review and employee benefits. 

 

She also plays a role in Millennium Development and Construction by managing the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Contract and Proposal Administration and manages project costs by utilizing Sage Contracting and AIA Documents Software. 

When Valerie is not working in the office she enjoys attending her children’s sporting events, trout fishing and traveling with her family.

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