John Plunket has partnered with the principals of Ceres Capital Partners in all of their hotel investments, with more than three decades of experience in buying, developing and financing hotel, resort and commercial real estate properties in North America, Europe and the Caribbean. John has served as a development advisor to Loews Hotels & Resorts, Inc. He was previously a Principal with Gemstone Capital Partners, LLC, and has led various investments in hotels and other commercial real estate properties, as a sponsor and principal with various private and institutional clients. His hospitality experience has also included development planning and project finance roles with Marriott International; the formation, growth and IPO of predecessor companies to MeriStar Hospitality, and its sale to Blackstone in 2006; as well as partner with and board advisor to affiliates of Oak Hill Partners, L.P., led by Robert M. Bass of Fort Worth, Texas. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and resides with his wife in Washington, DC.