EVP, Brands & Innovation
Kathleen Chiechi Flores was a featured speaker at HotelSpaces ’18. Read a summary of her session here.
Kathleen (Kat) Chiechi Flores, executive vice president at Trump Hotel Group, is responsible for a variety of functions across the portfolio including Sales, Marketing, Innovation, Branding and Communication. She is charged with driving the innovation and evolution of products and services across the business and has been instrumental in the launch of the Company’s recently announced 4-star brand SCION and 3-Star brand American IDEA Hotels. Flores joined Trump Hotels from The Assemblage, a hospitality concept blending social clubs and innovative work environments, where she served as managing director. There, she was responsible for the development and administration of the nascent brand concept. Previously, she served as chief administrative officer for Hampshire Hotels Management, now Dream Hotel Group, where she was responsible for strategy and performance management and the shared services of sales and marketing, revenue management, e- commerce, information technology and human resources. Prior to joining Hampshire, Flores was executive vice president of Human Resources and Communication at Wyndham Hotel Group, charged with oversight of the organization’s global human resources strategy, including talent selection, talent management, workforce planning and administration of more than 4,000 employees. She also led the business’ global communication strategy. In addition, she has held senior-level roles with WhiteFence, ZipRealty and Kaplan, Inc. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia School of Business, a Master of Education degree from the University of San Francisco, and a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of California, Irvine. She is based in New York City.