Industry Update
Appointment 5 October 2018

Patrick Pahlke

Appointed Vice President, Commercial
At Proper Hospitality in Santa Monica - CA, USA

Patrick PahlkePahlke brings global experience from Asia, Europe and North America specializing in the luxury, boutique and lifestyle accommodation sectors. Over the last 23 years, Pahlke has held various sales, marketing and operations positions at some of the world's most recognized hotel brands, including Mandarin Oriental, Le Meridien, Hyatt, Alila and most recently Two Roads. Pahlke will oversee revenue management, sales and marketing, and e-commerce within the Proper Hospitality portfolio. In addition, he will be responsible for executing long term strategic global goals and initiatives for the brand.

EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Patrick Pahlke (Class of 2002) is a graduate of EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Lausanne - Switzerland
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Proper Hospitality, LLC.

Founded by Brad Korzen, Brian De Lowe, and Alex Samek, Proper Hospitality designs, brands, and operates high-end lifestyle hospitality experiences under the Proper Hotels and Residences and Avalon Hotels Brands.
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Recent Appointments at Proper Hospitality, LLC.

Stephane Lacroix - General Manager

28 March 2019 — Lacroix boasts over twenty years of hospitality experience encompassing food and beverage operations and hotel openings and joins the team as General Manager of Downtown LA Proper Hotel. The hotel is situated in a landmark, Curlett & Beelman designed 1926 red-brick building at 11th and Broadway, just a few blocks away from the iconic Orpheum Theatre.
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Cristiano Buono - General Manager

28 March 2019 — An industry veteran with more than two decades of international experience, Buono brings a deep understanding of working effectively with teams from many cultures, a hands-on-approach and a passion for luxury and lifestyle experiences to Austin Proper Hotel & Residences.
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Karin Kopano - Area General Manager

28 March 2019 — Kopano is an expert in opening hotels, branding and building a strong hospitality focused employee culture, and managing property operations. She will serve as Area General Manager at Santa Monica Proper Hotel, the first high-end lifestyle hotel to open in Santa Monica in two decades.
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