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Sebastian Villa


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BBA in Management Engineering from the EIA University in Medellin, Colombia in 2018

MBA from Georgia State University in 2020

CHA & CHVSC in 2023

Sebastian Villa


Sebastian has over five years of hospitality experience, including hotel operations in roles such as Front Office Manager, Director of Operations and General Manager for franchised Marriott and Hilton-branded properties. As an analyst with hotelAVE, he supports the team in providing asset management services for a portfolio of hotels with a focus on upper-upscale and luxury properties in Latin America and the U.S.


Prior to joining hotelAVE, Sebastian was General Manager of the Hampton Inn Ft. Moore and Director of Operations of the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Columbus, Georgia. He also served two years as a graduate analyst at Georgia State University’s Economic Forecasting Center in Atlanta, Georgia, assisting with researching and analyzing economic and market data to prepare forecasts of Georgia and the U.S.


Sebastian graduated summa cum laude with an MBA with a dual concentration in Hospitality Administration and International Business from Georgia State University and a BBA in Management Engineering from the EIA University in Medellin, Colombia, his hometown. He is also certified in Hotel Real Estate Investments & Asset Management from Cornell University and holds a Certified Hotel Appraiser (CHA) and Certified Hotel Valuation Software Consultant (CHVSC) designation granted by the International Association of Hotel Appraisers.

Has worked at hotelAVE since
Interests and Hobbies

In his spare time, Sebastian is a Rotarian, promoting service and goodwill through business, professional and community ties. He is an avid soccer fan and loyal fan of Manchester United and Atletico Nacional. He also enjoys art, jewelry, collecting gemstones, reading, and traveling with his wife Natalia and their corgi, Archie. Sebastian is trilingual, fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.