Kristin Knox-Attar, CHA

Senior Vice President

Kristin Knox-Attar, Senior Vice President, CHA, has more than 16 years of hospitality industry experience, with 5 years in hotel/casino development and feasibility. At hotelAVE, she is actively involved in the management of multiple assets and is responsible for monitoring portfolio performance to budget and identifying value enhancement opportunities through market research. Ms. Knox-Attar also participates in underwriting and due diligence for client acquisitions.

Prior to joining hotelAVE, Ms. Knox-Attar worked for Edge-Star Partners Inc., a joint venture with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and developed a proposed 4,000-room W Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Residences. There, she participated in all aspects of the development with a focus on strategic planning, market research, financial analysis and condo-hotel rental program structuring. She also served with Hilton Hotels Corporation in their Feasibility and Investment Analysis department, conducting project feasibility analysis and market research for their owned and managed hotels. Previously, she held operational positions with Hilton Hotels in Finance and Front Office. 

Ms. Knox-Attar graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration with a concentration in Property Asset Management. She is currently a member of the Cornell Hotel Society and has served in multiple capacities on the board of the Los Angeles/Orange County Chapter. She is also a member of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association and has been a guest lecturer at Cornell University.

Professional Experience 

  • Edge-Star Partners, Inc.
    Senior Development Analyst
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation
    Senior Analyst, Feasibility & Investment Analysis


Designations and Affiliations

  • AH&LA - Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA)
  • Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA): Member
  • Cornell Hotel Society (CHS): Member
  • California Receivers Forum
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker: State of California



  • Bachelor of Science – School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University


Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • Contributing Author and Committee Member: ISHC Capex 2014 – A Study of Capital Expenditures in the Hotel Industry (2015)
  • Author: 5 Ways to Optimize Hotel Asset Preservation - Hotel News Now (Jul. 11, 2014)
  • Guest Lecturer: Hospitality Asset Management - School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University (2007)