Castle Hospitality was built on a solid foundation that currently includes many years of combined experience in providing strong revenue and profit with consistent increases, as well as solid returns on investments for owners and business partners. Our leadership team is made up of the following dedicated professionals who manage hospitality with the utmost pride and integrity:
Michael A. Fallek
Michael is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, specializing in Real Estate, Finance and Employment law. Michael has attended various hospitality-training programs, as well as the Texas Hotel/Motel Association Short Course, and stays on top of all issues arising in the Hospitality Industry through his engagement with our franchisors and participation in annual hospitality law seminars. Michael is involved in the development of the Castle-managed hotels, and as the President of the Castle Hospitality Board, steers the general direction of the Castle Hospitality portfolio.
Larry D. Fallek
Larry is an attorney and businessman with over 40 years of experience in real estate development and leasing. Larry takes primary responsibility for site-selection and development of the new hotels in the Castle Hospitality hotels, and he serves on the Board helping oversee the general direction of the Castle-managed hotels.
Richard D. Guerra
Rick brings a wide range of experience and expertise to Castle Hospitality. Rick has spent over 20 years in the hotel business directing the operations of various national full service hotels. He served as Regional Manager of MHM Management companies with oversight responsibilities for a portfolio of full and limited service hotels. Rick also has extensive background in the Food & Beverage industry and currently serves as President and Managing Partner of Costillas, Ltd., a sister company to Castle, operating Tony Roma’s Restaurants in McAllen, Brownsville, and Laredo, Texas. Rick is a graduate of the University of Houston with a degree in hotel/motel management.
Patricia P. Garcia
Chief Financial Officer
Patty provides financial oversight responsibilities for Castle Hospitality, providing accounting and financial reporting support for the hotel operations. She is a graduate of University of Texas Pan American with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Patty has over 20 years’ experience in hospitality accounting and is responsible for reviewing all practices and procedures for the centralized, professional staff to ensure the integrity of financial information critical to our hotel management. Patty oversees the financial reporting to our franchise partners and to all relevant government bodies to whom taxes must be paid.
Pedro Saenz, Jr., C.H.S.
Pete serves Castle Hospitality Ltd. as Facilities Manager and is responsible for directing all housekeeping and maintenance operations. Pete began his career in the hotel industry in 1975 as a minimum wage associate painting rooms and maintaining pool and grounds while he attended Texas State Technical Institute. He received state certifications in air conditioning & refrigeration, plumbing and repair and maintenance. Pete has been certified as a property manager by both Holiday Inn International and Drury Inn and has also received his Certified Hospitality Supervisor designation by the Texas Hotel/Motel Association.
Corporate Director of Operation
Pancho started his career with Castle Hospitality in 2006 as a manager in training. Since then, he’s held various key management positions where he has assisted and directed several hotels with new openings, take over transitions and renovations. Before being promoted to the Castle Director of Operations position in 2014, he was the opening General Manager for our Hampton Inn & Suites hotel in McAllen, TX, which opened in 2010. He is a 2005 Graduate of Texas A&M University College Station, and he is an active member of McAllen Rotary South, McAllen Airport Advisory Board and the local chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Francy A. Jones
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Francy brings with her an extensive background in sales and marketing having worked for Easter Seals Services in Fundraising and Marketing for 5 years followed by 8 years as Marketing Director for the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. Working with Michael and Pancho, Francy oversees the sales and marketing efforts for the Caste Hospitality portfolio and helps train and motivate property-level sales staff. Francy also coordinates the public outreach for the Castle-managed hotels. Francy has worked with Castle since almost its inception, helping it grown from one hotel to its current roster of hotels.
Director of Human Resources
Luz is a graduate of the University of Texas Pan American with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance with an emphasis in Human Resources. Luz began working with Castle’s sister companies that operate restaurants such as Tony Roma’s and Macaroni Grill. In 2011, Luz transferred to Castle Hospitality as the new Human Resource Director, working directly with the properties and specializing in payroll management, employee benefit administration, and human resource related work-place practices and procedures.
Thomas Reis Joyner
Tommy brings 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry to Castle Hospitality Ltd. Before semi-retirement and becoming a consultant to Castle, Tommy served as the Castle Hospitality CEO. Tommy is a graduate of Texas A & I University, and prior to his duties with Castle, he spent 8 years as Vice President of Operations for the La Posada Hotels, directing the operations of multi-unit full service hotels in McAllen, Laredo, and San Antonio, Texas. Tommy also spent 15 years as the Chief Executive Officer of the McAllen Convention & Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce. Tommy has been approved by Marriott International and Hilton Hotels to manage their properties.