Highgate Hotels Names Paul McElroy as VP/Construction

HONOLULU—Highgate Hotels has named Paul McElroy its new VP of Construction.

In this role, McElroy will oversee renovations to the Pacific Beach Hotel and the Ambassador Hotel, two Waikiki properties owned by Highgate Hotels. He will also be involved in all future Hawaii development projects.

McElroy has 13 years of hotel project management experience. Prior to joining Highgate Hotels, McElroy was VP of development at Trinity Investments, which owns the Makena Beach and Golf Resort and recently owned the Kahala Hotel and Resort. Before that, he served as VP of design and construction for Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts where he oversaw all major renovations and redevelopments at its four Waikiki properties, the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa and the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

McElroy moved to Hawaii in 2000 and began his career at Rider Levett Bucknall, a construction consulting firm. During his 11 years with the firm, he managed construction projects including the ground up construction of the Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations Club, restoration of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Lagoon, renovation of The Royal Hawaiian and development of Sheraton Waikiki’s master plan.