Industry Update
Press Release19 December 2018

Highgate Receives Expedia Group's 2018 EPIC Chairman Award

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Highgate Hotels

Earlier this month, real estate investment and hospitality management company Highgate received the prestigious 2018 EPIC Chairman Award, Expedia Group's highest global partner award. Highgate's Chief Revenue Officer Ankur Randev proudly accepted the award on behalf of Highgate from Expedia Group's Barry Diller, chairman and senior executive, Mark Okerstrom, president and chief executive officer and Melissa Maher, senior vice president, marketing and innovation.


"Highgate's three decades of industry experience have all led to our position as a leader and pioneer in the hospitality space and what we are most proud of is our reputation as trusted partner," said Highgate Chief Revenue Officer Ankur Randev. "We are constantly striving to innovate and it is with partners such as Expedia Group that we are truly able to make a mark in the industry. We look forward to what 2019 will bring and are truly honored to receive the 2018 EPIC Chairman Award."

In order to be nominated for this honor, the partner must exude 'EPIC' qualities of engagement, partnership, innovation and collaboration. Expedia has found that partners who demonstrate all of these qualities produce high volumes of revenue, treat their customers with respect and of equal value to those who book with them directly and push Expedia to explore different and innovative ways of partnering together. This award further establishes Highgate as a leader in the industry and is a perfect benchmark for the great things to come from the brand in 2019.

Highgate is an industry-leading investor and manager of hospitality assets. With over 25 years of experience and corporate offices in New York, Chicago, London, Dallas and Seattle, Highgate is the dominant hotel player in key gateway markets, such as New York, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Key West and Waikiki, and an expanding presence in key European markets. We operate 100+ hotels and approximately 30,000 rooms around the world, with a diverse portfolio representing everything from legacy brands to bespoke lifestyle and independent hotels. Boasting award-winning properties in North America and Europe, Highgate's success can be attributed to game-changing technological innovations, fresh insight into hotel trends and a creative approach to hotel management. We elevate the profile and performance of every hotel we touch by adhering to a set of standards that reflects our own expectations for greatness. More at