Gary Hogan is intimately involved with every aspect of Hogan Hospitality Group, a hotel management company with a portfolio of properties in Hawaii (under Hawaiian Hotels & Resorts) and across the continental U.S. (under Marin Management Inc.).
Gary’s 40 years of experience in hotel management and ownership stems a family legacy in hospitality. His parents, travel pioneers Ed and Lynn Hogan, founded Pleasant Travel Service (later known as Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays) in 1959. Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays would soon grow to become one of Hawaii’s most successful inbound tour operators, bringing over 400,000 visitors annually to Hawaii in the 1990s.
Gary started working under his parents in 1980, and eventually opened Pleasant Island Holidays. He operated both businesses until 1998, when the family decided to sell to AAA Southern California. At the time, the Hogan family remained owners of their six Hawaii hotel properties. Today they still own two – Royal Lahaina Resort on Maui and Royal Kona Resort on Hawaii Island.
In 2018, Gary led the acquisition of Marin Management Inc., a California-based hotel management company with over 25 hotels throughout California, Arizona, Texas and Wyoming. He also founded Royal Pacific Air, a luxury private air charter company whose fleet services five Hawaiian islands.
As a hotel owner, he leads the organization with an entrepreneurial spirit that challenges team members to think like owners, resulting in successful properties that consistently outperform the competition. Gary’s leadership inspires innovation and creative solutions, and fosters a workplace culture that is fluid and nimble. The dynamic and cohesive environment at Hogan Hospitality offers a strong platform for its leadership group to share and exchange ideas with owners and investors, reflecting Gary’s personal commitment to the long-term success of every partner and stakeholder.
Gary is a member of the Hawaii Hotel and Lodging Association, Young Presidents Organization, and World Presidents Organization. He serves on the board of the Pacific Aviation Museum and Chaminade University, where he founded the Hogan Entrepreneurs Program in 2001. Since 1998, the Hogan Family Foundation has gifted over $100 million to educational and humanitarian causes in the U.S.