Sean Whalen

Corporate Director of Revenue Management

Sean Whalen, Corporate Director of Revenue Management, has more than ten years of hospitality revenue management experience. He provides strategic revenue management support to our company portfolio and focus hotel properties. His responsibilities include leading revenue management assignments and supporting the asset management teams in their revenue management initiatives.

Prior to joining hotelAVE, Mr. Whalen was the regional revenue management analyst for the East Region at Starwood Hotels. There, he assisted in the revenue management oversight of over 60 hotels in the East Region, supported the hotel and regional teams in preparing Top Line and Budget reviews, acted as the temporary revenue manager during transitions, conducted “deep dive” analysis for under-performing hotels, and assisted in writing Monthly Executive Critiques which were communicated to the North American Division senior leadership team. Mr. Whalen started with Starwood in 2007 as a Group Coordinator and held several other revenue management positions before being promoted to Regional Revenue Management Analyst.

Mr. Whalen graduated from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst with his Bachelor of Art.

Professional Experience

  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts
    Regional Revenue Management Analyst; Director of Revenue, Systems, and Strategy; Revenue Manager; Revenue Analyst; Sales Reporting System Analyst; Group Coordinator



  • Bachelor of Art – University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Affiliations and Awards

  • Revenue Leader of the Year Nominee - Starwood Hotels & Resorts (2014)
  • Starwood Goldstar Award (2013)