Barry EaglePRESIDENT / CEOBarry Eagle, President/CEO, put a plan in place in 2006 to create an innovative hands-on management company with vision and a commitment to excellence in all facets of hotel operations and sales. Crown Hotel and Travel Management, LLC opened in 2008 with one goal in mind – to deliver financial results for hotel investors and give on-site assistance rarely seen from other management companies.
His hospitality career spans over twenty years, working with brands such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Sheraton, Choice, Best Western and several independent hotels. His professionalism and integrity are well known in the industry, along with his leadership. For much of his career, he led the sales and marketing initiatives for distressed hotels where he gained the reputation for turning around a property’s financial performance.
Barry attended the Community College of the Air Force and Jeff Davis College and currently holds degrees in Business Management and Business Administration. He served six years in the United States Air Force where he worked for the Base Commander and was recognized as a high achiever receiving several awards, including the Inspector General’s Award for Excellence and the John Levitow Award for Leadership.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the Leland Tourism Development Authority and is a member of Association Executives of North Carolina and has served on the Board of Directors for Meeting Planners International – Carolinas Chapter, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Swansboro Military Affairs Committee. He currently lives in Wilmington, NC with his wife Angela and has four daughters, Katie, Ansleigh, Kelsey, and Mallory.
John SandlinDIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT / PARTNERAs Director of Development, John oversees all aspects of site selection, architectural design, franchise negotiations and acquiring lending sources. John has more than 30 years of results-oriented experience in real estate development and his intuitive site location and management skills are well known in the hospitality industry. He has developed an array of commercial and mixed-use projects with such companies as McDonalds and continues develop projects through his company Clarendon Properties.
John is dedicated to community service and has served in many different capacities such as International Council of Shopping Centers, New Hanover County Meals on Wheels Board of Director, Board of Trustees – Wrightsville United Methodist Church, Wrightsville Beach Lions Club and Cameron Executive Network – Cameron School of Business – University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
John is a graduate of Wake Forest University and holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He is also a Graduate of the Realtors Institute (GRI).