Richard Sandoval

Vice President of Operations & Area General Manager

Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is Vice President of Operations and Area General Manager for Spire Hospitality with over 25 years of industry experience.  Prior to joining Spire, he was an Area General Manager with Pyramid Hotel Group and worked with independent hotels as well as brands with Marriott, Hilton, Starwood and IHG affiliation.

Mr. Sandoval has a proven track record of turning around underperforming assets and repositioning them for success.  He is able to accomplish this through talent acquisition, developing operating efficiencies, leveraging a strategic sales effort and creative capital infusion that drives value to the asset.  

Sandoval’s notable achievements include the Pyramid Hotel Group Guest Service Hotel of the Year award in 2008. Also, in 2015, he received the prestigious designation of General Manager of the Year– West Coast from Marriott International where he was selected out of 173 general managers from full-service franchise hotels in the Western Region. 

Sandoval attended California State University, Fullerton where he majored in Communication, Public Relations.