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Kenan Simmons

Senior VP Americas
Kenan Simmons is the Senior Vice President, The Americas for Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Kenan is responsible for leading the sales, marketing, development and owner relations strategy for the Americas region. He is focused on ensuring member hotels maximize results from the Americas market as well as building the brand portfolio in the region. <br /> His career spans over two decades in the luxury hospitality sector with a strong focus on design-driven independent luxury hotels, which pay homage to their location and provide unique experiences for global travelers.<br /> Prior to joining Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Kenan spent (17) years with Leading Hotels of the World as Vice President - Americas responsible for sales to the travel trade, corporate and group markets in USA, Canada, Mexico and Latin America. Kenan started his career at Trusthouse Forte Hotels in various operations and sales roles. His career spans (20)+ years in the industry also holding various positions with Rosewood Hotels and Manchester Hospitality (Grand Del Mar in San Diego).<br /> Kenan is based in the San Diego area with his wife and three boys, but will always be a native New Yorker where he spent most of his life. <br />
Kenan Simmons