SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (February 23, 2024) – Today, the iconic Hotel del Coronado, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, announced the appointment of Sanjiv Hulugalle as the resort’s new managing director. With an illustrious career in hospitality, Hulugalle brings over 28 years of industry leadership experience to his new role as managing director at The Del.

Hulugalle’s career has spanned the globe, including senior hospitality positions in 12 countries across four continents including Beijing, Malaysia, the Maldives and Canada. His impressive career achievements include curating a culture of service par excellence at some of the most luxurious properties worldwide and successfully leading resorts through transformative phases. Hulugalle is also renowned for his ability to create unforgettable guest experiences.

“The Del is a magical place, with a very special soul and spirit, where generations of guests have lived some of their most memorable moments,” said Hulugalle. “I am thrilled to become a steward of this iconic destination, honoring its storied past and inspiring the creation of exceptional experiences for future guests.”

In his new role, Hulugalle’s areas of focus will include an elevated service culture, curation of a rich array of signature programming and culinary experiences, and full activation of the resort’s five buildings, known as neighborhoods.

Prior to joining Hotel del Coronado, Hulugalle served as group president of hospitality & real estate at KOHLER Co. His previous experience also includes roles as regional vice president & general manager of Mauna Lani Resort, where he spearheaded a $210 million renovation and repositioning of the resort to become an Auberge Resort Collection property. His expertise in luxury resort management was honed during his 24 years of service with Four Seasons, where he consistently led successful teams and earned top resort awards at prestigious hotels within the portfolio worldwide.

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About Hotel del Coronado
Set on one of America’s most iconic beaches, the legendary Hotel del Coronado and Beach Village at The Del have welcomed discerning travelers for more than 135 years to experience the Southern California coastal lifestyle at its best. Here, the magic and nostalgia of the property’s storied past blend seamlessly with contemporary luxury in overnight and day
experiences that offer every amenity imaginable. Hotel del Coronado offers five distinct neighborhood experiences, including Shore House at The Del, the hotel’s new residential-style villas, which complement the luxurious Beach Village; The Cabanas, where refined coastal design complements the newly refreshed pool, serving as the social center of the hotel; The Views, the hotel’s home-base for coastal adventure experiences and activities; and The Victorian building, which will re-emerge in early 2025. For more information, please visit

About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of 160 individually remarkable hotels hand-picked to immerse guests in one-of-a-kind moments in the world’s most sought-after destinations. Each hotel in the Curio Collection evokes a bespoke story through distinctive architecture and design, world-class food & beverage and curated experiences, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Experience Curio Collection by Hilton by booking at or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Curio Collection
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