Mike Kass joins Highgate Hawai’i

Real estate and hospitality management company Highgate has appointed Mike Kass as area managing director for the Hawai’i region.

In his new role, Kass serves as GM at the ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach and support Royal Lahaina Resort & Bungalows, located on Maui’s Ka’anapali Beach.

“Mike’s passion for curating incredible guest experiences and providing warm, high-quality service makes him an ideal fit for Highgate,” said Kelly Sanders, EVP, operations, Highgate. “We’re confident that his expertise in hotel operations and his impressive track record of success take these beloved properties to new heights.”

An experienced hospitality industry executive with more than 25 years of experience, Kass joins Highgate from Marriott International. He most recently served as GM for The Westin Maui Resort & Spa. Prior, he served as GM of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, the largest Marriott hotel on the West cCoast, where he oversaw a $140 million hotel refurbishment. Kass has also held hotel management positions with The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company at Kapalua Resort in Kapalua, HI, and Dove Mountain Resort in Tucson, AZ.