About Us - Our Team

Michael BullisPresident
Ann BullisSenior VP - HR - Design Support
Sean GilleranVP - Operations
Darryl MeyersVP - Finance

Michael Bullis - President

As the Chief Executive of Destination Properties, Michael Bullis, CHA, brings to the company a wealth of know how.  A hotel executive all of his business life, his ever-expanding career inevitably brought him to his present leadership position in the lodging industry.

In 1982, after initiating  the renovation and return to profitabilty of the historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington and the classic Claremont Resort Hotel Spa and Tennis Club in Oakland, California,  Bullis accepted the post of President of Wrather Hotels, a subsidiary of Wrather Corporation which operated, at the time, the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim (1,200 rooms, $75 million in annual volume), the 500 room Inn at the Park Hotel, and several other satellite California properties.

During the years that followed (and until Disneyland Hotel was bought by the Walt Disney Company), Bullis directed the growth and diversification of the Disneyland Hotel and other Wrather ventures with stunning results.  During that time, he initiated the formation of Wrather Management, and at its inception brought to this new company the management contract for the famed 700 room Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles and the 500 Room Canyon Resort Hotel in Palm Springs, California.

Among other projects in his career, Bullis, as Chief Operating Officer of FHC Hotel Management Company, operated eleven full service hotels in seven states including Sheratons, Hiltons and Radissons; operated and refurbished to four star status the 900 room Los Angeles Hilton and Towers while re-flagging the hotel to an Omni; supervised the renovation and successfully repositioned the 500-room Registry Resort and Spa with two world class golf courses and a 31,000 sf. world renowned spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and under the Destination Properties banner helped design and then operate the fashionable four-star 300-room Waterfront Hilton Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, California.

In all properties Bullis's special skills, based on team management, were employed to mount  multi-faced restoration programs while at the same time raising each hotel's service capabilities to an exceptional level.   The results were complete turnarounds in patronage, volume, and profitability.

Today, he leads a team of top executives who operate existing Destination Properties hotels and are developing those planned for the near future. With five properties currently under contract in Sacramento, Placerville, Auburn and Grass Valley, California,  Destination Properties  continues to offer the same renowned management with a new creative direction.

His industry-wide leadership has been highlighted by serving as President and Chairman of the California Hotel & Lodging Association, Executive member of the American Hotel and Lodging Association Resort Committee, Executive member for AHMA's Certification Committee of the Educational Institute, Chairman of the Anaheim Visitor and Convention Bureau, Director of the Huntington Beach Conference and Visitor Bureau, and  a board member of the California Tourism Board.

Bullis has been active on the Owner's committee for the Holiday Inn Express Brand for IAHI and IHG, Choice/Ascend Hotels Owners Committe, and has been a member of the Western Regional Committee for InterContinental Hotels Group. This Owner's committee reviews operating and other matters for the IHG Brands of Crown Plaza, Staybridge Suites, Holiday Inn Select, Holiday Inn Sunspree, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Candlewood Suites.

Ann Bullis - Senior Vice President

Ann Bullis brings over 25 years of diversified professional experience to Destination Properties. After graduating from Penn State University, Ann commenced her career as an educator in southern California. She quickly rose through the ranks and was appointed to the position of Staff Trainer and Senior Meeting Planner for the California State Grant Program. Her duties and responsibilities included the planning and coordination of various high level programs and the strategic selection of hotel and convention center venues.

Ms. Bullis was then promoted to Director of the California State and Federal Fund Grant Program where she was responsible for over 1000 professional trainers and a budget of $2.5M. Ms. Bullis’s experience in human resources led her to the Davenport Hotel in Spokane Washington as Director of Human Resources for the 400 room four star property. During her tenure with the Davenport Hotel Ann initiated and executed a variety of training programs for all departments which improved the levels of service in a very competitive market.

In an effort to expand and diversify her experience in the hospitality industry Ann interned with a professional design firm in southern California where she assisted with the interior design of commercial and residential properties. For almost a decade she served on the Advisory Board of the historical Mission Inn in Riverside, California to preserve and restore the famous landmark property. Her responsibilities included the restoring the hotel’s Spanish Art Gallery to its original motif.

Upon joining the Destination Properties corporate team, Ann initiated training programs for the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, California when Destination Properties was awarded the management contract in 2006. She was also a major contributor to the development and opening of the Gold Miners Inn – a Holiday Inn Express Hotel (now the Gold Miners Inn, an Ascend Hotel), also located in Grass Valley. In addition to the hiring and training of 70 associates Ann was responsible for the coordination of FF&E (Furnishings, Fixtures & Electric) and the design of the property.

In addition to her human resources responsibilities for Destination Properties’ operating hotels, Ann is currently assisting with planning the design aspects of the company’s newest hotel project.

Sean Gilleran - Vice President Operations

Sean Gilleran has been a leader in the hospitality industry for over 30 years with extensive experience in development, operations, food and beverage services, marketing and sales. Sean currently serves Destination Properties as General Manager of the Holbrooke Inn in Grass Valley, California in addition to directing the operation of the Gold Miners Inn, a Holiday Inn Express Hotel, also located in Grass Valley.

Mr. Gilleran began his hospitality career as a Management Trainee with Hyatt Hotels in Chicago where he was educated in all facets of the hotel business. With an interest in food and beverage services, Sean accepted an offer from the Sheraton Hotel Corporation to join their convention services department at the 1000 room Sheraton Chicago. From Chicago he was promoted to Catering Manager of the 1400 room Sheraton Boston and then to Sales Manager of the luxury Copley Plaza (Boston) which was managed by the Sheraton Corporation. In 1974 Sean returned to Hyatt Hotels and was appointed to the position of Catering Manager for the 1100 room Hyatt Regency in Houston, Texas. He was later promoted to Director of Catering and Convention Services for 450 room Hyatt Regency in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

In 1977 Sean joined the President of Destination Properties, Michael Bullis, and was appointed Director of Food and Beverage for the Davenport Hotel which was managed by Registry Hotels. Following the management transition of the Davenport Hotel Sean joined Mr. Bullis again and served as Director of Food and Beverage for the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, California.

In 1987 Mr. Gilleran joined the Caravansay Corporation as Vice President Operations. His responsibilities included development, technical services and product design for 26 suite hotels. In 1990 Sean founded Titan Hospitality, a full and limited service hotel management company based in Glendale, Arizona. Mr. Gilleran grew the company to 15 properties with locations in California, Arizona and Hawaii.

Darryl Meyers - Vice President Finance

Darryl Meyers brings over 30 years of diversified experience in accounting, finance and technology to Destination Properties. Mr. Meyers started his business career as a Staff Accountant with Hurdman and Cranstoun, a noted CPA firm in Sacramento, California. He then relocated to Los Angeles where he joined Genge, Inc. a publicly held architectural and engineering firm as Controller.

After six years in Los Angeles, Darryl returned to Sacramento and joined Centurion Communities Corporation as Controller and Chief Financial Officer. His responsibilities included analysis and feasibility studies of new projects as well as monitoring ongoing enterprises.

Mr. Meyers then relocated to Nevada where he joined the Interwest Mortgage Company in Reno as Controller and later to Carson City where he was a Principal Accountant for the State Controller’s Office. Darryl then joined Wykle Research, a dental products manufacturing firm, for a tenure of six years as Controller.

Mr. Meyers entered the hospitality industry in 1996 as Controller of the Camp Richardson Resort in South Lake Tahoe, California. He oversaw the financial operations of the hotel, marina, campground, retail and fine dining restaurant operations; and supervised the financial aspects of the purchase and integration of a second fine dining restaurant. He revamped the accounting, budgeting and reporting systems of the resort to substantially improve control of payroll and food and beverage costs.

In 2000 Darryl returned to the Sacramento area and joined the Yolo Fliers Club in Woodland, California as Club Manager and Controller. The Yolo Fliers Club is a members owned golf and country club which specializes in high end weddings and social events. In 2005 Darryl was recruited by the ownership of the full service Sterling Hotel and the Vizcaya bed and breakfast hotel, as Controller. Both properties possess lavish venues for weddings, corporate and social events in downtown Sacramento.

Mr. Meyers is a member of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals and a past member of the Club Managers Association of America.