Exclusive: Azarbarzin becomes first Highgate CEO

Long-time contrarian player Highgate began prolifically adding to its portfolio during the pandemic and last week told HOTELS exclusively it made another contrarian play – hiring its first-ever CEO in 30-year hotel lifestyle and luxury leader Arash Azarbarzin. In an exclusive interview with HOTELS, Azarbarzin, who spent the past four years as CEO of the hotel portfolio for Barry Sternlicht’s SH Hotels & Resorts, talked about his new role with the New York City-based owner-operator and his plans going forward for one of the biggest hotel owners in the U.S. Yes, Highgate has been on an acquisition spree during the…
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