Appointed Vice President of Construction
At Highgate Hotels, L.P. in New York - NY, USA
Highgate Hotels has announced that Paul McElroy has joined the company as Vice President of Construction. He will be overseeing renovations to the Pacific Beach Hotel and the Ambassador Hotel, two Waikiki properties owned by Highgate Hotels. He will also be involved in all future Hawaii development projects.
McElroy brings 13 years of hotel project management experience to this position. Prior to joining Highgate Hotels, McElroy was Vice President of Development at Trinity Investments, which owns the Makena Beach and Golf Resort and recently owned the Kahala Hotel and Resort. Before that, he served as Vice President of Design and Construction for Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts where he oversaw all major renovations and redevelopments at its four Waikiki properties, the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa and the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.
McElroy moved to Hawaii in 2000 and began his career at Rider Levett Bucknall, a construction consulting firm. During his 11 years with the firm, he managed notable construction projects including the ground up construction of the Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations Club, restoration of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Lagoon, renovation of The Royal Hawaiian and development of Sheraton Waikiki's master plan.
Hawaii Business Magazine recognized McElroy as an exceptional young leader with its "20 for the Next 20" award. He also serves on the board of directors for the Waikiki Improvement Association.
A native of Donegal in the northwest region of Ireland, McElroy earned a bachelor's degree with honors in quantity surveying from the University of Ulster. Outside of work, his hobbies include spending time with his family and playing soccer. He manages and plays in a local league and coaches a high school boys' varsity team. McElroy also played in the professional leagues in Ireland prior to moving to Hawaii.