Ralph GrippoPresident Resort Properties
Ralph Grippo is President of Resort Properties for the Irvine Company®. Mr. Grippo joined Irvine Company in 2007 and oversees all operational aspects of the company’s growing portfolio of resort holdings in California. These include The Resort at Pelican Hill®, a 332-room luxury resort with two 18-hole Fazio courses in Newport Coast®; The Island Hotel Newport Beach®, a 295-room luxury hotel; the 536-room Hyatt Regency Irvine; Oak Creek Golf Club® in Irvine; and approximately 500 boat slips at five California marinas.
Mr. Grippo has worked in the luxury resort industry for more than two decades, including 17 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
Previously, Mr. Grippo was Vice President and Area General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, where he was responsible for the company’s hotels in Southern California and Hawaii.
Mr. Grippo has a bachelor’s of science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.