Spann is responsible for the operational support for CoralTree properties providing strategic insight to property leadership to deliver ownership value, guest experience, and team member satisfaction.
His travel inspiration began with childhood vacations in his home state of Texas, which were focused around visiting family members throughout the region, but he was eager to venture out and see the world. He saw hospitality as a means to travel and explore new places, and as soon as he turned twenty-one, he moved from Austin to Washington, D.C. to explore the East Coast and grow his career, which has taken him to major markets throughout U.S.
Spann began his career in hospitality as the president/COO of Tiburon Hospitality Management in Carefree, Arizona. He went on to serve in several general manager positions, including The Chattanoogan, Skamania Lodge, and Suncadia Resort; in each, his leadership was instrumental in positioning assets, increasing property management revenue, rebuilding organizational trust, launching marketing campaigns and building teams to deliver exceptional experiential guest journeys.
Before joining CoralTree in September 2020, he served as the vice president of hospitality for Howard Hughes Hospitality, with a portfolio that included the Woodlands hotel portfolio, as well as multiple new development projects
His passion for travel personally revolves around exploring the local food scene—the more local and authentic, the better. “I like finding the local community restaurants that reflect the true nature of the place,” he admits.
Recently, while sitting with friends in front of the foie gras poutine at Montreal’s Au Pied Du Cochon, Scott Spann had a moment of inspiration. “The food was ridiculous; the vibe was local and intimate. I realized this was my favorite restaurant experience.” Each year, Spann and the friends in his travel group pick a destination, building forever friendships through shared travel experiences. It’s that cultivation of connection to people and place that define Spann’s leadership and ability to successfully gain market share and deliver outstanding financial performance.