President and CEO – Sage Hospitality
Walter Isenberg is co-founder of Sage Hospitality and serves as the company's President and Chief Executive Officer. Based in Denver, Colorado, Sage specializes in the operations, development and capital transactions of hospitality real estate. Sage owns and operates 60 hotels and 10 independent restaurants in 22 states, ranging from large, urban, full-service properties to smaller, select-service suburban properties. Mr. Isenberg directs all company operations, including hotel development, asset management, and property management.
Mr. Isenberg and his partner, Zack Neumeyer, were founders of Sage Hospitality, in 1984. The company's history of hotel management includes the turnaround of dozens of distressed properties, asset management of luxury hotels, program development as a developer and manager, and the restoration of historically significant buildings located in large urban centers that were converted to hotel use. Sage has been consistently recognized for its ability to "give back" to the communities it represents. As an illustration, Sage was the first recipient of Marriott International's Spirit to Serve Award, given annually to a franchise partner that lives its vision to be an outstanding corporate citizen. Sage has also been recognized for its commitment to customer service, receiving excellence in Service awards at many of its hotels. Sage's development group has won numerous awards for excellence in the development of hotels and is nationally recognized as a leader in historic preservation.
Mr. Isenberg is a member of the American Hotel Lodging Association Government Affairs committee as well as Marriott International and Starwood Owner Advisory Boards. Active in the community, Mr. Isenberg currently serves on the boards of Visit Denver, The Downtown Denver Partnership, The Children's Hospital Foundation and Colorado Concern.
Mr. Isenberg is a graduate of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. Mr. Isenberg lives in Colorado with his wife Christie and their daughters Nicole and Tirunesh.