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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 November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.