James E. Roos

JAMES E. ROOS is President and Chief Operating Officer of Candlewood
Hotel Company, Inc., the Wichita, Kansas-based owner, developer and
franchisor of value-oriented, business extended-stay hotels. With more
than 20 years of experience, Mr. Roos has extensive knowledge and
expertise in all areas of the hotel industry. Before joining Candlewood
in June 1997, Mr. Roos was Executive Vice President of Posadas, USA,
Inc., a division of Grupo Posadas, S.A. de C.V., the premier Latin
American hotel company. Prior to his position at Posadas USA, Mr. Roos
worked for more than 17 years in various positions for Holiday Inns,
Inc. As Vice President of Operations for the Western Region from 1991 to
1993, he was responsible for a portfolio of hotels with combined
revenues of $165 million. From 1987 to 1991, he was Vice President of
Operations and Development for Hampton Inn, a division of Promus
Companies/Holiday Inns, Inc., where he managed hotel services, franchise
sales and service, and system quality standards. From 1981 to 1987, he
was Director of Operations for the Holiday Corporation, a subsidiary of
Holiday Inns, and managed the operations and marketing of a diverse
hotel portfolio that included 25 full-service hotels throughout the