The Leadership Strength of PPH
Michael Gallegos, CHA is President and CEO of Pacific Pearl Hotels, LLC (PPH). Based in San Diego, California, PPH has acquired over $3 billion of hotels and resorts throughout the U.S., Spain, and Mexico since its inception. PPH currently owns and operates 22 lodging properties encompassing over 6,500 rooms and employs over 3,200 personnel throughout the United States. In addition to a successful network of independent hotels, boutique properties and resorts, PPH’s hotel flags have included Marriott, Hilton, Le Meridien, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Radisson, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, La Quinta, Best Western, Park Plaza, and Country Inn & Suites.
Michael Gallegos earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of New Mexico. While at UNM, he was elected Student Body President in 1982-83. He was also elected president of the American Student Association in Washington, DC in 1983, representing six million students nationwide. Mr. Gallegos began his career in hotels as a parking lot attendant at the age of eleven. Today, he also maintains a professional certification as a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA). In 2004, Michael Gallegos was named the prestigious National Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. Mr. Gallegos has served on the Wells Fargo Santa Fe, New Mexico Board of Advisors and the University of San Diego School of Business Board of Advisors.
Pacific Pearl Hotel's philosophy is to challenge, motivate, inspire and reward our associates. We pride ourselves in providing the best care for our guests, and creating the most positive and memorable experiences possible for all of our associates.
Pacific Pearl Hotels partners with opportunistic, quality-oriented investment capital institutions and high net worth individuals. Previous and current partners include Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, GE Capital & GE Real Estate, Prudential Real Estate Advisors, ING Real Estate Advisors and Glenmont Capital Management.
In addition to building a successful network of independent hotels, boutique properties & resorts, Pacific Pearl Hotels has developed long-term relationships with internationally recognized hotel companies such as Hilton, Marriott, Wyndham Hotel Group, Carlson Hotels, InterContinental Hotel Group, La Quinta, Best Western and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Our hotels are winners of many franchise honors, including awards for guest satsifaction, product quality, revenue management, architectrual design honors, safety records, and many community services awards.