Michael Kitchen focuses on full-service hotel and resort dispositions with an expertise in luxury and boutique properties in United States, Central America and the Caribbean.
Prior to joining Paramount Lodging Advisors, Michael was an associate at Four Corners Advisors in Chicago, focusing on boutique brand development, international equity placement and management and licensing agreements. Kitchen previously managed a Relais and Chateaux boutique resort in the British Virgin Islands and participated in the development, sales and marketing of a neighboring ultra-luxury resort development. Kitchen launched his career with Walt Disney World Co. in vacation sales.
Kitchen is a graduate of The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University, where he sits on the advisory board for the real estate and development specialization. There he helped create the Lodging Market Potential Index, a semi-annual index that ranks the top 25 hotel markets based on long-term potential for hotel investment. Kitchen is often quoted in industry publications and speaks at hotel investment conferences.