Chief Operating Officer
Responsible for the day-to-day operation of HEI’s growing portfolio of 95+ hotels, Rachel oversees HEI’s team of regional leaders across all disciplines while also interacting directly with portfolio hotel asset managers and ownership representatives. Rachel has held positions within HEI Hotels & Resorts including Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President of Independent Brands and Food & Beverage, Regional Vice President of Operations, prior to being named as Principal and COO.
Prior to her corporate leadership role Rachel worked in several executive leadership positions in independent, luxury and lifestyle hotels including the famed Liberty Hotel in Boston where she was General Manager for eight years. Prior to this Rachel held executive leadership positions with St. Regis and W Hotels and several independent hotel collections where she was directly responsible for branding, re-positioning and creating a business plan to increase real estate value.
BA, Early Childhood and Youth Education, Wheelock College
Moniz sits on the boards of several major brands’ advisory boards, is an advisory board member of AHLA ForWard focused on advancing women in hospitality, is the co-founder and chair of WIL(Women In Leadership), and chairs the HEI mentor program, focused on advancing underrepresented racial minorities in hospitality. Rachel is an active volunteer of several charitable organizations, frequently participating in community service acts together with our hotels throughout the US. Rachel and her husband have six children and reside in CT.