Welcome to BRE Hotels & Resorts

About Us

We deliver industry-leading returns for stakeholders by driving excellence at every property within our diverse portfolio. As a Blackstone fund owned hospitality platform, our owned assets focus on upscale, extended-stay and select-service properties including:

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Senior Leadership Team

Joe Berger President & CEO
Patrick Volz COO
Charles Macon Charles Macon CFO
Don Goodman Don Goodman EVP, Development & Capex (Full Service)
Scott Spurlock SVP, Asset Management (Full Service)
John Tolbert Headshot John Tolbert SVP, Asset Management (Full Service)
Cristina Little Headshot Cristina Little SVP, Revenue & Profit Optimization (Full Service)
Kathryn Arbogast Kathryn Arbogast Senior Hospitality Counsel
Sofie Issembert Headshot Sofie Issembert VP of Transactions & Feasibility
Michael Pajak Headshot Michael Pajak VP of Transactions & Feasibility
Amol Kale Headshot Amol Kale VP of Data, Analytics & Research
Harisen Kardon Headshot Harisen Kardon Head of People
Heidi Brashear Headshot Heidi Brashear VP of eCommerce

Select Service Asset Management

Fouad Faraj Fouad Faraj VP, Asset Management (Southeast)
Lisa Leenheer Lisa Leenheer VP, Revenue Optimization (Select Service)
Chris Stevens Headshot Chris Stevens VP, Asset Management (Select Service, Southeast/Midwest/Western)
Nele Breitbart Headshot Nele Breitbart VP of Select Service Asset Management
Steve Reiswig Vice President, Design & Construction


At BRE Hotels & Resorts, our team is lean and ambitious, driven to achieve industry leading results within a framework of shared values that guide our actions and inform our decisions.  We foster a positive, professional culture by encouraging our colleagues to:

01 Exemplify integrity; exercise good character
02 Be a responsible steward of financial and human capital; think like an investor
03 Execute a thoughtful game plan; be strategic, efficient and effective
04 Roll up your sleeves; take ownership of results
05 Collaborate; prioritize strategic partnerships
06 Communicate clearly, consistently; stand by your word
07 Leverage resources and scale; share best practices
08 Embrace change; generate fresh perspectives
09 Drive innovation; create value
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Staying Ahead of the Times


BRE Hotels & Resorts traces its roots to Blackstone Real Estate Group’s 2004 acquisition of Boca Resorts Inc. BRE’s predecessor WHM was formed to manage Boca’s five distinctive destination properties in prime Florida locations, including the famed Boca Raton Resort & Club. Wyndham International was acquired the following year, a transaction that led to the creation of LXR Luxury Resorts to comprise not only Wyndham’s luxury portfolio – 14 full-service hotels, resorts and spas throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean – but also the Boca Collection and Prime Hospitality’s proprietary full-service brand.


BRE’s current platform was established in 2013 with the purchase of a select service portfolio from Apple REIT. Since then BRE Hotels & Resorts has expanded its asset base to include all chain scales with a focus on luxury and upper upscale resorts. A shrewd approach to hotel acquisitions continues to expand the platform’s reach into diverse markets with strong demand generators. This dynamic portfolio emphasizes profitability, with a proven strategy to significantly re-invest in acquired assets to improve guest experience and thus enhance share. The result is a powerful investment vehicle focused on long-term hold for a steady income stream.


Be the Difference

BRE Hotels & Resorts takes seriously our commitment to corporate responsibility, with efforts focused on environmental stewardship and community outreach.

In 2019, BRE’s select-service portfolio reduced energy consumption by 8.2% YOY and water consumption by 2.5%; targeted full-service properties reduced overall energy and water expenditures by 9%. Examples from individual properties include:

Lighting: An LED upgrade at JW Marriott San Antonio is reducing energy usage by 12%

Water: A variety of efficiency measures at Grand Wailea is reducing water consumption by 20%

BRE Hotels & Resorts is proud of our partnership with CoreGiving. 1 in 4 children in America struggles with hunger, and CoreGiving gives our company the opportunity to raise awareness and make a meaningful impact in our local communities by providing funds that directly fight child hunger. Follow CoreGiving for more information.

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BRE Hotels & Resorts encourages our people and properties to be active members of their local communities. Following are just a few favorites:
Turtle Bay Resort and Pono Pacific Land Management launched the COVID-19 Farmer Produce Purchase Program Learn More
Grand Wailea Mother’s Day Giveaway Learn More
Hyatt Regency Atlanta hosts food pantry Learn More

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