Appointed Vice President
At Springboard Hospitality in Encino - CA, USA
Prior to joining OLS Hotels & Resorts, Robinson worked for Highgate, a real estate investment and hospitality management company. Most recently, he served as managing director, overseeing hotels in Highgate's Waikiki portfolio. During his tenure in Hawaii, Highgate grew to nearly 3,000 rooms in the Waikiki market. Prior to this role, Robinson served as general manager of the 839-room Pacific Beach Hotel, which he led through a $115 million redevelopment, repositioning and rebranding the property to 'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach. Previously he held several executive leadership roles with both Highgate and Kimpton Hotels in the San Francisco Bay Area in properties ranging from 200 to over 1,000 rooms. Before entering the hotel business, Robinson was a successful restaurateur owning and operating restaurants and bars in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Currently, Robinson sits on the executive board of directors as vice chairman for the Waikiki Improvement Association and holds board positions with the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, the Waikiki Business Improvement District Association and is a founding board member of the Waikiki Beach Special Improvement District Association.