Biography

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W. Peter Temling most recently completed the 186-room full service Hilton Hotel on the campus of Baptist Hospital in Miami, Florida. He has more than 35 years of diverse hospitality, gaming, travel & leisure and senior living development, operational and financial experience. 


Previously, Mr. Temling was a partner in and the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Carnival Resorts and Casinos, Miami, Florida, a company with  $ 1 billion in combined revenues and 15,000 employees. He was responsible for the financial management of the company, including development, financings, legal, IT, regulatory compliance, financial reporting, banking relationships, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management. Carnival developed, owned and operated over 80 hotels with 17,000 rooms, and operated casinos in Ontario, Canada; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Puerto Rico; Bahamas, and St. Maarten. Overall, Carnival operated properties in 35 States and 7 countries under such hotel flags as Sheraton, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Westin, Hampton Inns and Marriott. It also operated several boutique hotels.


Prior to Carnival, Mr. Temling was the Pre-Opening Team Controller for ITT Sheraton Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts, opening hotels in Stockholm, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark; Munich, Germany; Lisbon and Madeira, Portugal; London, UK; Lima, Peru; Hong Kong; Brussels, Belgium, and Paris, France.


Mr. Temling has been very active in the hospitality industry, having served as Chairman of the Committee on Financial Management of the American Hotel and Lodging Association; Chairman of the Revision Committee which published the 9th Edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry in 1996 and the 10th Edition in 2006, and he was elected a Director of the Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals. He has also published articles and participated in the writing of several books.


For 30 years, he served on various committees and boards of Baptist Health, a $ 2 billion hospital system in Miami, Florida. He was Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Trustees.