No management team has the same depth and breadth of hotel, finance and REIT expertise than Strategic Hotels. With more than 150 years of combined experience, our executive leadership team is widely-regarded for our proven strategy, disciplined execution, creative transactions and ability to drive unrivaled performance from our properties.
The Company is supported by a strong and deep management team, whose members bring considerable experience in hotel operations, investments, asset management, design, legal affairs, finance and accounting, among many other vital disciplines.
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Raymond L. “Rip” Gellein Jr., is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer for Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Previously, he was president of the Global Development Group for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and before that, he was the director, chairman and chief executive officer of Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc. Gellein also served as chairman and co-chief executive officer of Vistana, Inc.