Patrick Burkhardt is the co-founder and Chief Idea Person at Luxpitality, a hospitality company that connects progressive businesses with unique hotels and exceptional experiences around the world.
Burkhardt has more than a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, and served as president of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence’s (SITE) Southern California, the largest chapter in the world. Before he was elected president, he served as SITE Southern California’s Vice President of Communications for two years.
Prior to launching Luxpitality in 2015, Burkhardt grew his network and experience with some of the most prestigious hospitality businesses in the industry. Most recently, Burkhardt worked as the International Sales Manager for Group and Leisure at the Hotel Del Coronado. There, he managed high-end groups and developed the hotel’s presence on the international stage.
Though with the Resort at Paws Up in Montana for only a short time, Burkhardt was responsible for the luxury ranch’s acceptance into the Signature Travel Network Consortia, a sought-after network of hospitality and travel professionals. Burkhardt also worked as the Travel Industry Sales Manager for Wynn and opened Encore Las Vegas, where he managed the Wynn Ambassador program as well as all consortia programs. Before graduating from college, Burkhardt also worked as the International Sales Manager for connectworldwide, which provides sales, marketing and digital solutions to the travel industry.
Burkhardt began his hospitality career at a boutique hotel in Vaduz, Liechtenstein while still attending Arizona State University. He enjoys technology and gadgets, connecting people, eating amazing foods, rock climbing, golfing, sailing, running, and cycling and in his spare time.