General Manager of Woodlands Hotels region named one of Hotel Management magazine’s General Managers to Watch

THE WOODLANDS, TX – Gregg Harper, a 30-year hospitality veteran, has been recognized by Hotel Management Magazine in its annual list of General Managers to Watch. As zone general manager for The Woodlands Hotels, Harper was one of only four Texas-based honorees — and the only one in the Houston area — to receive the national honor this year. A premier property portfolio totaling 909 rooms and approximately 100,000 square feet of premier meeting and event space, The Woodlands Hotels includes The Woodlands Resort, The Westin at The Woodlands and Embassy Suites The Woodlands at Hughes Landing .

PHOTO: Gregg Harper, Regional General Manager of Woodlands Hotels, has been recognized by Hotel Management Magazine in its annual list of General Managers to Watch.

The Woodlands Collection was recently acquired through a joint venture between CoralTree Hospitality and a private institutional investor ahead of a multi-million capital investment program currently under development.

Harper reflects on this important milestone, saying, “To see myself listed alongside peer industry leaders from across the country is both an exciting and humbling step in my professional journey and speaks volumes about the capable team with whom I have the privilege of working and who continues to inspire me. every day. I look forward to another year of welcoming business and leisure travelers to a trio of wonderful hotels.


Harper has been in his current role for almost five years. Previously, he was employed at CoralTree Hospitality as General Manager of the Becket Lake Tahoe Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham. He has also held general manager positions at acclaimed properties such as Salishan Coastal Lodge in Gleneden Beach, OR; The Oxford Hotel in Bend, OR; Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina at Holiday Isle in Islamorada, FL; Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head Island, SC; Kessler Canyon Ranch in Debeque, CO; Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, WA; and Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast, Florida. The Washington State University alum earned his Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Motel Administration in addition to his Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management from Oregon State University.

Launched in December 2018, CoralTree Hospitality Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Los Angeles-based Lowe’s, a real estate investment, management and development company. Colorado-based CoralTree delivers distinctive and memorable experiences that celebrate each property’s environment, culture and community. CoralTree was named one of the top 20 hotel management companies in the United States after just one year in business by Hotel Business magazine. The company provides hospitality and asset management services to 20 hotels and resorts in the United States. The collection includes independent, branded and soft-branded properties such as Terranea Resort on the Southern California coast, Hotel Lincoln in Chicago, The Woodlands Resort in Houston, Suncadia Resort in Washington, and Ptarmigan Inn in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The company recently opened The Eddy Taproom & Hotel in Golden, Colorado and Lake Nona Wave Hotel. For more information about CoralTree, visit


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