Kirkwood Collection appoints VP operations

Kirkwood Collection appoints Kenan Jones, VP operations

Kenan Jones

US: Kenan Jones has been named as the vice president of operations for Kirkwood Collection, a luxury hotel brand with a portfolio of boutique hotels across California.

Jones brings over 17 years of experience in senior leadership roles  to Kirkwood, joining from The Hoxton hotel in downtown LA where he served as general manager.

Previously, Jones held other general manager positions at Act Hotel & Theatre in downtown LA and The Standard Hotel in New York’s East Village. He has also led three hotel opening teams including The W Hotel & Residences in Hollywood and The Standard Highline in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district.

In his career so far, Jones has been responsible for assets generating annual revenues in excess of $300 million and teams of over 150 employees.

“I’m delighted to be joining the Kirkwood Collection and its team of vibrant and creative individuals,” said Jones. “The character of each property located within California’s quintessential vacation destinations make for a truly one-of-a-kind experience.  As we move back to normalcy in a post-Covid travel industry, the future is bright at Kirkwood and I’m honoured to be a part of this next chapter.”

Kirkwood Collection CEO Alex Kirkwood added: “Kenan will play a leading role as vice president of operations managing our growing team across the state of California. We are excited to bring his ideas to life across the portfolio and into the next chapter as we onboard new hotels in our pipeline.”

Kirkwood Collection has a presence in Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and San Luis Obispo with five properties in total.

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