About Michael

Michael V. Kouvelas is a second generation hotelier with a driven passion for the hospitality industry.

Mr. Kouvelas is President and CEO of Aris Hospitality Management LLC and owner of the Historic Hassayampa Inn in beautiful downtown Prescott Arizona. Throughout his executive career, he has worked for some of the United States top rated branded and award-winning independent hotels and resorts with the likes of Hilton Hotels, Sheraton, Daufuskie Island Resort and Spa and The Carefree Resort.

Mr. Kouvelas is a graduate of Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona with a degree in business management. He was awarded the HSMAI General Manager of the Year award for 2013. He proudly serves on the Board of Directors as Vice Chairman for Boys and Girls Club of Central Arizona. Co-Founder and Chairman of the  Board of Aris Foundation, Inc.; a non-profit for the wellness and education of children,  along with having served as Chairman for the 2013 Prescott’s “World’s Oldest Rodeo” Frontier Days Rodeo.

Michael V Kouvelas, CHA

Michael V. Kouvelas, CHA

Who makes up our Team?

 Team Aris is proud to provide over one hundred years of combined hospitality experience to our clients and partners.

Katherine Kouvelas-Edick

Executive Director of Finance

Penny Allphin, CHME

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Karen Graham, CHRM

Corporate Director of Revenue