Auberge Resorts Collection, owner and operator of boutique luxury hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs, announced today that Philip Kendall has been appointed General Manager of Solage, a contemporary resort located in the heart of California wine country. Solage returns to the Auberge portfolio following the property’s recent acquisition by a joint venture formed between Flynn Properties and Auberge Resorts Collection. In his new role, Kendall will oversee the management and operations of Auberge Resorts Collection’s third Napa Valley Property.
Solage, an Auberge Resort – Napa Valley, CA
Kendall joins Auberge Resorts Collection with over 30 years of hospitality experience. He most recently served as Vice President of Resort Operations for Plumpjack Group, where he was responsible for daily hotel operations at The Carneros Inn, Napa Valley and general and financial operations of Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn, Olympic Valley. With deep roots in both Napa Valley and Auberge Resorts Collection, Kendall also brings past experience as General Manager of Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge resort in Calistoga, Calif., and prior to that, time served as Director of Operations for Auberge Resorts Collection. Earlier in his career, Kendall held executive leadership roles at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels Corp., serving as Vice President of Food & Beverage for both companies. Kendall’s hospitality career began at Hyatt on Union Square in San Francisco, evolving through positions at Hyatt properties in Chicago, Hawaii, Cayman Islands to a corporate role, where he oversaw Food & Beverage operations for all 115 of the company’s domestic hotels.
“We are delighted to welcome Philip back to the Auberge family,” said Craig Reid, President and Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “With extensive leadership experience at top luxury resorts and past experience as General Manager of our own Calistoga Ranch, Philip is the ideal general manager to usher in Solage as the newest addition to Auberge Resorts Collection.”
Kendall holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio State University.