THE TEAM

Where the Passion Begins

Kiwi Hospitality Partners is a team of exceptional results-driven leaders who love to work with our growing clientele.
Our team is focused, collaborative,  and adaptable to the fast-changing and increasingly complex hospitality environment. With over 100 years of executive leadership in all areas of our industry, KHP's executives have the diversity and depth of experience to exceed your goals.

 
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TROY HOOPER

CEO

With over 20 years of hospitality management in luxury and adventure travel, Troy brings a breadth of knowledge and diverse experience to KHP. Troy has built new concepts, redesigned and rebranded existing restaurants, and improved upon well-established venues throughout the U.S. for iconic brands such as Hilton, TPC Golf Clubs, as well as luxury Caribbean resorts, and exclusive private membership clubs.
A business and operations specialist, Troy has a proven track record of aggressive top and bottom-line growth, attracting and training top talent, and creating robust cultures that deliver world class renowned service.

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RICK RIDDLE

EVP Membership Clubs

Rick is an industry icon in golf course management and operations, having held the Regional Vice President role with ClubCorp throughout North America. Regarded by industry peers as a performance-driven executive, Rick has experienced all aspects of club, course, and hospitality management for more than 27 years. He has lead the acquisitions team at ClubCorp and turned around dozens of clubs over his illustrious career.

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MARK BAILEY

VP Restaurant Development & Operations

A well-known veteran of the restaurant build-out, operations, and franchise development establishment for over 35 years. Mark has readied and launched dozens of concepts in all facets of the indusrty. He has optimized operations, authored manuals and franchisee documents, managed site selection, build-out, launching, and post-launch oversight, as well as negotiated vendor and supply chain contracts and more.
Mark consults on all aspects of service and operations issues for restaurants from Fine Dining to Quick Service brands.

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NIKKI NEWMAN

Chief Culinary Officer

Nikki Newman is a French classically trained chef who spent over twenty years in the hospitality industry.  Newman played an integral role in opening multiple casinos, hotels, and restaurants over the course of her career, including working at prestigious hotels and resorts from East Tennessee to the coast of California.   During her time as the Executive Chef of the Hilton Denver City Center, Newman was handpicked to serve on Hilton’s Food and Beverage Council of the Americas. Newman has always put a strong emphasis on education, earning multiple certificates and licenses over the years, including the designation of Certified Holistic Nutritionist stemming from a deep belief that clean eating will lead to long and healthy life.  Newman has a history of partnering with high schools, colleges, and local continuing education advocates to build apprenticeship and internship programs to create and foster learning environments for prospective culinary employees, students, and youth in the community.  Nikki continues to stay current in the high pressure, challenging, innovative and ever-changing food and beverage industry.

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ERIN HOOPER

VP Catering and Events

A career-long specialist in high-profile and upscale event sales, planning, and operations for the most discerning clients in entertainment, sports, and business. 
Erin’s experience includes Vail’s iconic Lodge at Vail and Arrabelle, a ten property resort group in the Caribbean, the downtown Miami RockResorts boutique Hotel TEMPO, nine venues with Breckenridge Hospitality, Laguna Beach’s legendary Surf and Sand Resort,  Hollywood's renowned Roosevelt Hotel, and La Peer Hotel; Kimpton’s first true luxury property, as well as the Rosewood Miramar Resort.
Erin has won national awards, be heralded as corporate manager of the year, and is widely considered to be one of the foremost experts and beloved professionals in her field.