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Sanjiv Hulugalle Appointed Managing Director at Hotel del Coronado

Sanjiv Hulugalle

Today, the Hotel del Coronado, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, announced the appointment of Sanjiv Hulugalle as the resort’s new managing director. With an illustrious career in hospitality, Hulugalle brings over 28 years of industry leadership experience to his new role as managing director at The Del.

“The Del is a magical place, with a very special soul and spirit, where generations of guests have lived some of their most memorable moments,” said Hulugalle. “I am thrilled to become a steward of this iconic destination, honoring its storied past and inspiring the creation of exceptional experiences for future guests.”

In his new role, Hulugalle’s areas of focus will include an elevated service culture, curation of a rich array of signature programming and culinary experiences, and full activation of the resort’s five buildings, known as neighborhoods.

Hulugalle’s career has spanned the globe, including senior hospitality positions in 12 countries across four continents including Beijing, Malaysia, the Maldives and Canada. His impressive career achievements include curating a culture of service par excellence at some of the most luxurious properties worldwide and successfully leading resorts through transformative phases. Hulugalle is also renowned for his ability to create unforgettable guest experiences.

Prior to joining Hotel del Coronado, Hulugalle served as group president of hospitality & real estate at KOHLER Co. His previous experience also includes roles as regional vice president & general manager of Mauna Lani Resort, where he spearheaded a $210 million renovation and repositioning of the resort to become an Auberge Resort Collection property. His expertise in luxury resort management was honed during his 24 years of service with Four Seasons, where he consistently led successful teams and earned top resort awards at prestigious hotels within the portfolio worldwide.


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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is happy to call Coronado home and to have raised her children here. In her free time she enjoys reading, exercising, trying new restaurants, and just walking her dog around the "island." Have news to share? Send tips or story ideas to: [email protected]

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