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:
Larry D. Fallek
Larry is an attorney and businessman with over 35 years of experience in real estate development and leasing. He takes primary responsibility for site-selection and development of new hotels for Castle Hospitality and serves on the Board helping oversee the general direction of Castle-managed hotels.
Michael A. Fallek
Michael graduated from the University of Texas School of Law, specializing in Real Estate, Finance and Employment Law. He 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 Castle-managed hotels, and as the President of the Castle Hospitality Board, steers the general direction of the company’s portfolio.
Richard D. Guerra
Rick graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in hotel/motel management. He brings a wide range of experience and expertise to Castle Hospitality. He 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 an 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.
Bob has amassed extensive experience through his many years at the helm of commercial building projects. Through the years, he has played an important role in corporations such as US Steel, HC UHR, Development Enterprises and JLD Construction. In 1981, he formed Valley Commercial Inc., which specialized in the development and design of commercial buildings. Bob has been a board member since its inception and will continue to contribute his expertise on the development operations of Castle Hospitality.
Patricia P. Garcia
Chief Financial Officer
Patty provides financial oversight responsibility for Castle Hospitality, conducting accounting and financial reporting support for hotel operations. She is a graduate of the University of Texas-Pan American with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.
Patty has over 15 years of 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 also oversees the financial reporting to our franchise partners and 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 attending Texas State Technical Institute. He has received state certifications in air conditioning and refrigeration, plumbing, and repair and maintenance.
Pete has been certified as a property manager by both Holiday Inn International and Drury Inn, and also received his Certified Hospitality Supervisor designation by the Texas Hotel/Motel Association.
VIce President of Operations
Pancho is a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M University-College Station and is an active member of the McAllen South Rotary, the McAllen Airport Advisory Board and is a Board member for the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. He started his career with Castle Hospitality in 2006 as a manager in training and has since 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, which opened in 2010.
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 five years followed by eight years as the Marketing Director for the McAllen Chamber of Commerce.
Working with Noel and Pancho, Francy oversees the sales and marketing efforts for the Castle Hospitality portfolio and helps train and motivate property-level sales staff. Francy also coordinates public outreach for Castle-managed hotels. She joined Castle not long after its inception, helping it grow from one hotel to its current number.
Director of Human Resources
Luz graduated from the University of Texas-Pan American with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance with an emphasis in Human Resources. She began working with one of Castle’s sister companies that operates restaurants, such as Tony Roma’s and Macaroni Grill. In 2011, Luz transferred to Castle Hospitality as the new Human Resources Director, working directly with the properties and specializing in payroll management, employee benefit administration and human resource-related workplace practices and procedures.
Thomas Reis Joyner
Tommy brings 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Before semi-retirement and becoming a consultant to Castle, Tommy served as the Castle Hospitality CEO. He is a graduate of Texas A&I University. Prior to his duties with Castle, he spent eight years as Vice President of Operations for La Posada Hotels, directing the operations multi-unit, full-service hotels in McAllen, Laredo and San Antonio. Tommy also spent 15 years as the CEO of the McAllen Convention & Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce. Marriott International and Hilton Hotels have approved Tommy to manage their properties.