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Mr. Hogan

Gary Hogan

Chief Executive Officer, Hogan Hospitality Group

Gary Hogan is CEO of Hogan Hospitality Group, a hotel management company with a portfolio of properties in Hawaii (under Hawaiian Hotels & Resorts) and across the continental U.S. (under Marin Management Inc.).

A second-generation hospitality executive, Mr. Hogan has more than 40 years of experience in hotel management and ownership born from the Hogan family enterprise, which pioneered travel and tourism in Hawaii. Mr. Hogan began his career at Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays, the travel company founded by his parents, Ed and Lynn Hogan, which served more than 400,000 annual visitors to Hawaii in the 1990s. He is CEO of Hawaiian Hotels & Resorts, which owns and operates Royal Lahaina Resort on Maui and Royal Kona Resort on Hawaii Island. Under Mr. Hogan's leadership, Hawaiian Hotels & Resorts began managing Kauai Shores Hotel in 2017 and achieved record-breaking growth during its first year.

In 2018, Mr. Hogan led the acquisition of Marin Management Inc., a California-based hotel management operation with more than 25 branded and independent hotels in California, Arizona, Texas and Wyoming. He is also founder and president of Royal Pacific Air, a luxury private air charter company with a fleet of aircrafts serving five Hawaiian islands. Mr. Hogan is a member of the Hawaii Hotel and Lodging Association, Young Presidents Organization and World Presidents Organization. He also serves on the board of the Pacific Aviation Museum and Chaminade University, where he founded the Hogan Entrepreneurs Program in 2001 to promote the entrepreneurial spirit through education.

Since 1998, the Hogan Family Foundation has gifted over $100 million to educational and humanitarian causes in the U.S.

Please visit http://www.hoganhospitalitygroup.com for more information.

Mr. Hogan can be contacted at +1 808-599-6912 or gary@hoganhospitalitygroup.com

Coming up in May 2020...

Eco-Friendly Practices: Creative Innovation

Being eco-friendly is no longer a fad. It is an urgent planetary need and hotels are actively doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint by implementing sustainable, green practices. In addition to the goodwill derived from doing the right thing, hotels are also realizing the benefits to their business. A large percentage of Millennials expect hotels to be eco-friendly and will only patronize those properties that are proudly conforming. Consequently, more hotels are realizing that sustainability is a key element in a successful branding strategy. In addition, going green can lead to a more profitable bottom line, as savings on electricity, water and cleaning materials can add up. Also, there are other advantages that come with being an eco-friendly business, such as government subsidies and tax and loan incentives. As a result, many hotels are finding innovative ways to integrate eco-friendly practices into their business. Geo-thermal energy systems, along with energy-from-waste systems, are being used to heat and cool the property. Passive solar panels, green roofs, natural lighting and natural ventilation strategies also assist in energy conservation. Low-flow water systems and plumbing fixtures make a contribution, as does eco-friendly hardwood flooring, and energy efficient televisions and appliances throughout the property. In addition, some hotels have implemented in-room recycling programs, and only provide all-natural, personal care items. One hotel has actually constructed a bee-keeping operation on their grounds. Not only is this good for the bees but the hotel also produces products from the operation which they sell. This kind of creative innovation also holds enormous appeal to guests. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to integrate sustainable practices into their operations and how they are benefiting from them.