Auro Hotels expands executive team with two new additions

Rebecca Trumbo joins from Best Western and William Gullion from Virage Creative

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Rebecca Trumbo and William Gullion recently joined Greenville-based Auro Hotels as procurement director and vice president of design and construction, respectively.

Rebecca Trumbo and William Gullion recently joined Greenville-based Auro Hotels as procurement director and vice president of design and construction, respectively.

Trumbo previously held procurement roles at Best Western Hotels & Resorts, IHG Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Hotels. Gullion’s past positions include president of architecture, design and construction at Virage Creative and vice president of global shared technical services at Hilton Worldwide, Auro said in a statement.

“We are excited to welcome Rebecca and William to the Auro Hotels family,” said DJ Rama, Auro Hotels’ president and CEO. “Their extensive experience and proven track records in the hospitality industry will be invaluable as we continue to drive growth and innovation. We look forward to the significant contributions they will make to our team and the positive impact they will have on our operations and guest experiences.”

Trumbo will oversee the entire procurement process, ensuring compliance with company policies, quality standards and legal requirements, the statement said. Her role will also involve building and maintaining strong supplier relationships. Trumbo’s background includes experience in hotel operations, starting as an assistant director of finance with Marriott Hotels.

Gullion will lead the execution of design and construction initiatives, ensuring adherence to industry standards and best practices, Auro said. His experience includes key roles in developing the Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, and Hilton Garden Inn brands.

Meanwhile, Gujarat JHM Hotels, owned by the Rama family and Auro Hotels, recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Gujarat government to develop the $120 million JW Marriott Surat Resort & Spa.