25-Year Industry Veteran Joins World-Class Team to Drive Growth
VIENNA, VA (June 19, 2017) – Digney York Associates, the premier full-service contractor for hotel renovations nationwide, today announced that Bill Navas, an industry veteran who has overseen renovations of high profile properties in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Caribbean, has been named the company’s President to oversee all financial and business development aspects of the business.
Navas brings a deep understanding of all facets of hotel construction from the field to the boardroom. He joins Digney York Associates with more than 25 years of experience in developing, building and renovating high-end hospitality assets in world-class markets.
“Bill brings a fresh perspective to our business from his extensive experience in project management and owner representation,” said Jay Weiss, Digney York’s founder and CEO. “I’ve known him for more than 15 years, having worked on many large-scale, complex projects together during his tenure at Starwood. I was always impressed by his steady demeaner and innate ability to motivate a team to get the job done. We’re excited to have Bill’s expertise and leadership and welcome him and his family back to the area.”
Prior to joining Digney York, Navas served in senior positions at The Trump Organization, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Hospitality 3, a boutique hotel development and project management firm. Over the span of his career, he has been directly responsible for successfully delivering complex projects, including high-profile properties such as the iconic Turnberry Resort & Golf Course in Scotland, W Retreat & Spa – Vieques, Puerto Rico, Sheraton Toronto and the W Mexico City, among others.
“I am incredibly excited to join such a world-class team of experienced professionals and leverage my experience in the new role,” said Navas. “Digney has a stellar reputation in our industry, borne from its unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. I look forward to building upon our solid foundation and am grateful to Jay for his trust and confidence.”
Navas began his career as an on-site project manager in the Washington, DC area and will be relocating with his family to Virginia, where he met and married his wife. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he studied Mechanical Engineering and Hotel Management.
About Digney York Associates
Digney York Associates is a full-service, industry-leading interior renovation contractor serving hospitality clients nationwide for over 30 years with an excellent record of delivering quality work on time and at great value. Established in 1985 by Jay Weiss, Digney York developed an innovative, fast-track method of renovating hotels which minimized revenue displacement and guest impact, resulting in a new level of value to the owner. Digney York’s success is also built on its unique commitment to develop long-standing relationships with a cadre of high-quality, loyal sub-contractors that travel coast to coast. Headquartered in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and licensed in 48 states, Digney York employs a seasoned team of dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds and wide-ranging skillset, who are intensely focused on exceeding client expectations.