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The Kimpton Brice Hotel appoints Xavier Etcheberrigaray as General Manager

Experienced hotelier to lead boutique hotel in Savannah’s historic landmark district.

SAVANNAH, GA – The Kimpton Brice Hotel announced the appointment of Xavier Etcheberrigaray to General Manager. In this role, Etcheberrigaray will oversee operations at the 145-room property in the heart of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District, including hiring decisions, guest services, budgets and leading the hotel’s high-quality service experience.

Etcheberrigaray is a seasoned industry leader who brings international experience to his role at The Kimpton Brice Hotel. He began his career as a barman and food & beverage trainee with InterContinental Hotels in Miami and Atlanta before pursuing an MBA from the prestigious Glion in Montreux, Switzerland. Most recently, Etcheberrigaray was 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. Prior to this, he was Director of Hotel Operations at Caesars Entertainment, based in Las Vegas, where he executed hospitality related initiatives for Caesars’ Brands, including Caesars Palace, Flamingo, and Harrah’s. In addition, Etcheberrigaray has worked overseas with the Swiss based luxury group, Kempinski Hotels. Due to his international experience, Etcheberrigaray speaks fluent French and Spanish.

“We’re excited to have Xavier join our team at The Kimpton Brice Hotel,” says Rachel Moniz, Executive Vice President of Operations at HEI Hotels & Resorts. “He brings a wealth of knowledge from his work with hotels located both domestically and internationally, and his passion for exceptional service will ensure we continue to deliver the highest standards of hospitality and memorable guest experiences.”

“I’m looking forward to leading the team at The Kimpton Brice Hotel in my home state of Georgia and creating enhanced experiences for our guests and local Savannah community,” says Xavier Etcheberrigaray.

The 145-room Kimpton Brice Hotel, housed within a former Coca-Cola bottling plant, is a historic boutique property located in the center of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District. It features a signature restaurant Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar, an outdoor pool, a secret garden cherry-red cruiser bikes, in-room Pilates and meditation channels, pet friendly conveniences, and fine art from the alumni of the local arts college.

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