John Zangas, CHIA


John Zangas, CHIA
14805 Detroit Ave, Suite 420, Cleveland, Ohio 44017
Phone: 216-228-7317
Fax: 216-228-7320


Bachelor of Arts in Business from Michigan State University, School of Hospitality Business

Professional Certifications

Registered Real Estate Appraiser Assistant in Ohio

Certified Hotel Industry Analyst (CHIA), American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute and STR

Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio Travel Association
  • National Golf Foundation
  • International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
  • World Waterpark Association
  • National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds


  • Associate, Hotel & Leisure Advisors, Cleveland, Ohio – Present
  • Area Manager, Amazon, Euclid, Ohio, September 2020-July 2021
  • Senior Manager Openings and Transitions Sales/Marketing, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, 2015-2020
  • Senior Market Account Executive, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, 2010-2015
  • Director of Sales and Marketing, Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 2005-2010
  • Director of Sales and Marketing, Detroit Marriott Troy – 2002-2005
  • Associate Director of Sales, Ritz Carlton Dearborn – 2000-2002
  • Senior Sales Manager, Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Centers – 1997-2000
  • Sales Manager, Seattle Airport Marriott – 1995-1997
  • Sales Manager, Stouffer Renaissance Chicago – 1993-1995
  • Assistant Banquet Manager – Stouffer Riviere Chicago – 1991-1992

John brings his expertise in project management, market analysis, and sales organization. He prepares appraisals, market feasibility studies, economic impact studies, and impact studies throughout the United States. Prior to joining H&LA, John worked for nearly 30 years for Marriott Hotels & Resorts in sales and marketing, as well as in management positions at various Marriott hotels. John oversaw the successful opening of over 100 hotels in United States and Canada. He has a track record of building functional relationships between sales, operations, and construction, which was critical to his success with hotel openings. In addition, John brings excellent leadership success with on property and remote sales teams. He is a registered Real Estate Appraiser Assistant in Ohio.