PHOENIX, AZ — The recently opened, 160-room AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore, part of the design-led European lifestyle Marriott hotel brand, has appointed David Belk as General Manager and Mike Carvelo as Director of Sales & Marketing. Located in the upscale Biltmore area, the new hotel is situated in the heart of Phoenix’s bustling Camelback Corridor, the premier office, retail and entertainment destination in the city.
With more than 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Belk joins AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore by way of the AC Hotel Tempe, where he served as the Director of Operations as well as Food & Beverage Director. In his tenure with the brand, Belk has assisted in opening more than 10 AC Hotels. Prior to joining Marriott, Belk honed his management skills in positions for restaurant and hospitality brands, including Spectra Hospitality, where he opened multiple casinos and restaurants, primarily for Gila River Casinos.
Carvelo joined the Marriott family in 2011 and had the opportunity to work with both Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn properties. In 2016, Carvelo joined the AC Hotel Tempe before coming on board for the opening of AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore as the Director of Sales & Marketing.
For more Valley of the Sun hotel news, read the feature on Phoenix in the F&D 2018 Fall issue.