Mr. Muir is responsible for business development and third party management agreements for TPG Hotels and Resorts.
Tim has been a leader in the hospitality, franchise
sales/development, and food/beverage business for over 35 years. Tim
grew up spending his summers in Atlantic City, NJ where he worked at
Bally’s Hotel Casino & Harrah’s Hotel Casino. Tim went to the
University of Nevada Las Vegas Hotel School where he graduated in 1987.
Since 2014, Tim has served on the board of directors of the William F.
Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada Las
Vegas Hotel School. Tim also studied at the Ecole Hotelier Hotel &
Culinary school in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Tim started his professional career in operations working in New York
City, Boston, and Atlanta before transitioning into Franchise Sales
in the Northeast for Days Inn of America. In 1990, Tim relocated to Los
Angeles, CA and was responsible for Franchise Sales of Holiday Inn
Worldwide in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii. In 1991, Holiday
Inn Worldwide launched Holiday Inn Express. From 1991-1995 Tim was
recognized as Salesmen of the Year at Holiday Inn Worldwide. In 1994,
Tim was promoted to Vice President of the Western region of Franchise
Sales for Holiday Inn Worldwide, managing the franchise sales offices of
Chicago, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, Kansas City, and Los Angeles
sales territory. In October 1995 Tim joined industry icon Michael Leven
U.S. Franchise Systems. During the 13 Years at USFS the company grew
from 18 open hotels to 525 open hotels. In 2008 the company was sold to
Wyndham Worldwide. At Wyndham, Tim was appointed Senior Vice President
of Franchise Sales in charge of all new construction of limited
service, extended stay, and full service hotels managing a sales team
of 20 sales people. From 2013-2016, Tim served as Senior Vice President
of Franchise Sales at Choice Hotels in charge of Comfort Suites, Comfort
Inn, Sleep Inn, Mainstay, Suburban, and the upscale boutique collection
of Ascend Hotels. Tim managed a team of 25 salespeople and five vice presidents. In January 2017, Tim was named Chief Development Officer at
Focus Brands. Tim and his team sold 2000 franchises and opened 1200
new locations during his time at Focus Brands. Focus Brands has 6500
restaurant locations/units in 55 countries worldwide.
Tim’s core strengths are his integrity, experience, and his
accountability to meet and exceed company goals. Tim has invested 30 years of his career building his personal relationships with the
Franchise Development Teams at IHG, Hyatt, Marriott, Wyndham, Choice,
Hilton, and Best Western. In addition, he carries with him hundreds of
close relationships with various owners and investors within the