Kevin Osterhaus

President, Global Lifestyle Brands, Hilton

Kevin Osterhaus

Kevin Osterhaus is the President of Hilton’s Global Lifestyle Brands, overseeing Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Tempo by Hilton and Motto by Hilton, as well as the integration of Graduate Hotels into Hilton’s lifestyle portfolio. Most recently, he was President of Graduate Hotels, a hospitality brand known for its collegiate-themed properties. In his role, Kevin oversaw all aspects of global operations and marketing for the company’s portfolio, which includes 35 properties across the United States and the United Kingdom.

Before joining Graduate Hotels in November 2021, Kevin was Chief Operating Officer at Ennismore International, managing global operations for The Hoxton hotels. His career includes leadership roles as President of SIXTY Hotels and Executive Vice President of Operations for Standard International. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in the Bunkhouse Group's growth, transforming it into a scalable hotel and restaurant platform.

Kevin's extensive experience in the hospitality industry is marked by his commitment to creating memorable guest experiences. He emphasizes the importance of operational excellence and attention to detail, viewing hospitality as a means to provide guests with unique and memorable stays. He also believes in integrating operations and marketing to deliver a seamless brand experience.

Kevin is also a proponent of employee development and education. Under his leadership, Graduate Hotels has launched initiatives like Graduate Academy, which offers educational opportunities to team members, including paying for college tuition and certifications.

Kevin serves on the Board of Trustees for the AHLA Foundation, as well as the Advisory Boards of Saira Hospitality, a global nonprofit focused on driving sustainable labor through hospitality skills education, the Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) Management, and the University of Missouri’s hospitality program where he received his degree in Hospitality Management.