Robin KennedyEVP, Chief Development Officer
Robin Kennedy is the EVP, Chief Development Officer for Montage International. In this role, Ms. Kennedy is responsible for spearheading all strategic business development, capital partnerships, acquisition, design and construction activities for the company, including the global expansion of the company’s portfolio of both Montage and Pendry branded hotels.
Prior to joining Montage, Ms. Kennedy was the vice president, acquisitions at Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, managing opportunistic acquisition & investment transactions, and successfully delivering industry-leading total returns to shareholders. During her tenure, Pebblebrook completed the acquisition of over 24 hotels representing more than $2.5 billion dollars of total asset value. In addition, Ms. Kennedy led several high impact asset management projects on owned assets, including brand and management selection, management agreement negotiation and lease negotiations for both retail and F&B operations.
Prior to her role with Pebblebrook, Ms. Kennedy spent nine years with Marriott International, holding multiple management roles within business development and finance, including vice president, full service development. In that role, Ms. Kennedy was responsible for identifying and pursuing new business opportunities for Marriott International, including The Ritz-Carlton, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Edition, Marriott, JW Marriott, Renaissance Hotels and Autograph Collection Hotels.
It was during her tenure with Marriott that Ms. Kennedy played an integral role in the launch of the Autograph Collection, from sizing the initial opportunity through to securing 12 properties for the new brand within the first year of the launch.
Ms. Kennedy graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a minor in Business Administration. She went on to achieve a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.