Highgate Appoints Kelly Sanders as Vice President of Operations

/Highgate Appoints Kelly Sanders as Vice President of Operations

Highgate Appoints Kelly Sanders as Vice President of Operations

|2018-02-26T13:33:37-04:00February 26th, 2018|

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (February 26, 2018) — Highgate, a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company, has appointed Kelly Sanders as Vice President of Operations, Hawaii. In this role, Sanders will oversee the management of Highgate’s expanding portfolio of properties in Hawaii — currently comprised of six assets in Honolulu, including the newly-launched ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach.

“We are excited to have Kelly join the Highgate team. His background, achievements in hospitality and passion for guest experience will further the success of our Hawaii portfolio,” said Steve Barick, Chief Operating Officer of Highgate.

Sanders joins Highgate after more than 21 years within the Starwood/Marriott global brand. Most recently, he was Area General Manager overseeing five legacy properties in Hawaii, including the oceanfront Sheraton Waikiki, The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort, The Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort and Spa, the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani and the Sheraton Maui.

“I am thrilled to join Highgate and be a part of its robust expansion plans in Hawaii,” said Sanders. “I am confident we will continue to create unparalleled experiences that support the culture and vitality of Hawaii and also sustain the communities and ohana who call Hawaii home.”

An accomplished industry expert, Sanders was recently appointed a board member of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) by Governor of Hawaii David Ige.

In addition to his extensive background in the hospitality industry, Sanders is active in numerous philanthropic endeavors. He has served as Chair of the Diamond Head Theater, and is a board member of Gregory House Charities, Euro Cinema, Boy Scouts of America and The American Red Cross. He is also the Creative Entertainment Director for the Heart Ball benefiting the American Heart Association of Hawaii.

About Highgate

Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate’s portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate has created a portfolio of bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry’s most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, London, Dallas, Los Angeles and Seattle. For more information, visit highgate.com.

Contact: Lisa Tully-Lavian

ltully@highgate.com/

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