Vice President of Operations
Born in San Francisco, Tony grew up in Tampa, Florida and has resided in Columbia, South Carolina since 2001. Joining IMIC Hotels in 2015, Tony is responsible for operations of all of IMIC's hotels located in throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. Immediately prior to joining IMIC Hotels, Mr. Tam was Chief Operating Officer I Asset Manager for Junson Hospitality, a private Two-Billion Dollar family equity investment capital group based in Chengdu, China. Tony was in charge of all full-service hotel operations for their North America portfolio. His responsibilities included 3rd party management company selection, asset management, hotel site selection, product improvement planning, financial analysis, and market valuation. Tony's past experience also includes being the Director of Operations I Area General Manager for the full-service Hilton Columbia Center Hotel anchored by the 200 seat Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, the 60,000 square feet University of South Carolina Alumni Center, and the 142,000 square feet Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
Present and past civic involvement include President of Columbia Hotel Association, Chairman of Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports, and Tourism, City of Columbia Tax Advisory Committee, Columbia Urban League, Richland County Tax Accommodations Advisory Board, and the University of South Carolina Hospitality School. In 2009, Tony was named South Carolina hotel manager of the year by the Hospitality Association of South Carolina. Tony resides in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife, Kelly, and two children Abby (12) and Carter (7).