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Kristin Knox-Attar, CHAM, CHA

Senior Vice President

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

Kristin Knox-Attar, CHAM, CHA

Senior Vice President

Kristin Knox-Attar, brings over 20 years of hospitality industry experience to her role as Senior Vice President at hotelAVE.  Kristin joined hotelAVE in 2006 and has helped dozens of clients create value through identifying and executing strategic opportunities.  Kristin is based out of hotelAVE’s West Coast office, located in Orange County, CA.  As Senior Vice President, she is responsible for the asset management of multiple assets including luxury, resort and boutique properties. She specializes in working directly with hotel management companies on all owner-related decisions and activities, including: budget review, renovation planning, capital expenditures and management oversight. Ms. Knox-Attar also participates in consulting and due diligence assignments as well as new business development.

Prior to joining hotelAVE, Kristin 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 in 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.

“Going the extra mile is what sets us apart. It is ingrained in our company culture and helps drive strong results and client satisfaction.”

Affiliations and Certifications
  • California Receivers Forum: Member
  • Cornell Hotel Society (CHS) – Southern California Chapter: Member
  • Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA): Member
  • Certified Hotel Asset Manager (CHAM)
  • Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA)
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker: State of California
  • A Study of Capital Expenditures in the Hotel Industry – Contributing Author and Committee Member – 2015, ISHC Capex 2014
  • 5 Ways to Optimize Hotel Asset Preservation – July 2014, Hotel News Now
Has worked at hotelAVE since
Interests and Hobbies

Kristin enjoys spending time with family and exploring new destinations with her husband and two young daughters.