Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer | Concord Hospitality Enterprises
Mr. Laport founded Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company in 1985 and has led the company as both a hotel management company and an active developer of hotels. His leadership and entrepreneurial vigor have earned Concord recognition as one of the largest hospitality companies in North America with hotels in both the US and Canada. Concord Hospitality has been honored with numerous Industry awards over the years and was recently awarded Marriott’s highest honor for hospitality excellence, the Partnership Circle Award for 2009 & 2010. Additionally, the coveted Marriott Developer of the Year Award was presented to Mr. Laport at the annual Marriott CFRST Owner Conference. Concord is honored to have been the recipient of both awards in prior years.
Mark Laport has served key roles on various franchise committees ranging from full service to select service hotel brands. He has also been Chairman of the Courtyard by Marriott Franchise Advisory Council since 2002 and is currently a member of the Renaissance Franchise Advisory Committee as well.
His aptitude for locating, developing and operating hotels in niche markets has been crucial in Concord Hospitality’s remarkable sustained growth. Concord currently manages for over 3,600 Associates, 83 hotels and 11,000 guestrooms and suites throughout the United States and Canada and boasts combined annual revenues of over $340 million.
Mr. Laport holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Union College and a Master of Science degree in Hotel and Tourism Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology.