Patrick Burkhardt

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Patrick Burkhardt is an American entrepreneur. Patrick started Luxpitality in 2015 and is based in San Diego .[1]

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Patrick started Luxpitality in 2015. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Luxpitality?

Rigel and I started in the hospitality industry several years ago and always focused on sales and marketing. We both worked for Luxury Independent Hotels, Rigel with Bacara in Santa Barbara and I opened Encore in Las Vegas.

Our paths crossed in San Diego about 10 years ago as several industry professionals felt we had similar styles for developing relationships and creative business for the companies we were working with. We immediately started sharing ideas and became fast friends. We worked for different companies however our thoughts for how we could make a change in the hospitality industry were perfectly aligned.

If you are not familiar with what is going on in the hotel industry let me bring you up to speed... You are seeing a huge shift with the big brands and chains buying the smaller ones. At the same time, you are seeing a shift with new-age clients out there that want a more localized and authentic experience making their program more memorable. The need to work with independent hotels that reek culture and local flare is more important now than ever because it serves two purposes. The first being it’s harder to stand out as the chains become more prominent around the world and the other is that clients want more authenticity and memorable experiences. This defines our brand exactly and this is what makes us Luxpitality.

As most of you know, the road getting to where we are today was anything but smooth. Waking up at 3:00 am to work on Luxpitality then going to work and then going right back to Luxpitality at the end of the day took about 1 year before it would prove to have enough legs to make it a reality. It was at this point my business mentor, first boss, and a long-time friend saw something and decided to invest which created a runway for Luxpitality to take-off!!


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