Published on : Thursday, July 16, 2020
Xavier Etcheberrigaray has appointed the General Manager of The Kimpton Brice Hotel. He is a seasoned industry leader and comes with years of international experience. As a part of his new role, Xavier will oversee operations at the 145-room property in the heart of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District, including hiring decisions, guest services, and budgets. He will also be responsible for leading the hotel’s high-quality service experience.
Xavier began his career as a barman and food & beverage trainee with InterContinental Hotels in Miami and Atlanta. Prior to his latest role, he served as the hotel manager of the 433-room Westin Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort, managed by HEI, where he was responsible for driving performance across operating departments, helping enhance the reputation of the hotel’s refurbished rooms and re-positioned restaurants, while supporting a multi-million-dollar renovation.
He holds an MBA degree from the prestigious Glion in Montreux, Switzerland. In his career he was also associated with Caesars Entertainment, based in Las Vegas where he served as the Director of Hotel Operations and executed hospitality related initiatives for Caesars’ Brands, including Caesars Palace, Flamingo, and Harrah’s. In addition, Xavier has also has worked overseas with the Swiss based luxury group, Kempinski Hotels. Due to his international experience, Etcheberrigaray speaks fluent French and Spanish.