Calder Hospitality (CH) specializes in the development and asset management of boutique luxury hotels and resorts. CH provides operating companies and owners strategic advocacy designed to improve their competitive advantage and asset value.
Eric Calderon founded CH with the vision and dedication of combining personalized hospitality with sustainable profitability. Eric's comprehensive experience in luxury hotels and resorts and his interaction with discerning international clients stems from his Swiss hotel school training and distinguished career in some of the most coveted hospitality destinations in the world.
A multi-cultural, hands on and highly accomplished leader with a proven track record of business development and sustained profitable growth, Eric's insight and passion for the hospitality industry has given him the unique perspective that he brings to each project.
Calder Hospitality specialties include conceptual planning, asset management, operations and management solutions, product improvement plans, leadership recruitment, quality assessment, and private club programs.
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
Hotel & Residential Programs & Amenities
Community & Public Relations
Brand Services & Operator Selection
Management Company Selection
Architect Selection & Design
Food & Beverage Programs
Spa, Wellness, & Recreation Programs
Membership & Private Club Programs
Event Space Design
Operations & Management
Asset & Capital Planning
Product Improvement Plans
Management Assessment & Organizational Development
Product Quality Assessment
Key Leadership Recruitment
Benchmarking & Best Practices
Litigation Support & Expert Witness
As a Principal of Calder Hospitality, Eric draws upon deep and broad experience and skills acquired from a lifelong pursuit of excellence in fine hotels and resorts.
Driving asset value at the 5-Star luxury level and developing private club membership programs is of particular interest.
Chief Operating Officer of Resorts & Residence Clubs
During Calderon's tenure as Chief Operating Officer the company added six properties, including two Mobil 5 Star hotels and Michelin 1 Star restaurant. The company's market valuation increased three-fold during this period.
Auberge Resorts operates iconic and luxurious hotels and resorts in the most sought-after beach, ski, and leisure destinations.
Hotel Jerome, Aspen
Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride
Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley
Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley
Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas
Kona Village Resort, Hawaii
Hacienda Alta Gracia, Costa Rica
Ty WARNER HOTELS & RESORTS
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer of Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts, a collection of iconic branded luxury hotels, resorts, and golf clubs, Eric's responsibilities included asset management of hotel brands including Four Seasons and Rosewood, achieving the highest RevPAR and profit margins in their respective markets.
Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Cabo San Lucas
Kona Village Resort, Hawaii
Montecito Country Club, Montecito
Four Seasons Hotel, New York
Santa Barbara Biltmore, Santa Barbara
San Ysidro Ranch, Montecito
THE LITtle NELL
Vice President & General Manager
Eric served as founding General Manager of The Little Nell, spearheading the pre-opening branding, marketing, design, and operational execution of what quickly became one of the best-known luxury ski resorts in the world. During his tenure, the property achieved record RevPAR, occupancy levels and Mobil 5 Star recognition.
As Vice President and senior officer of the Aspen Skiing Company, Eric developed the Aspen Mountain Club, an exclusive mountain top membership club widely acclaimed as Aspen's ultimate private hideaway. Eric also directed operations at the Snowmass Lodge & Club and the Aspen Institute's Meadow Conference Center.
The Residences at Little Nell
The Aspen Mountain Club
The Little Nell
Snowmass Lodge & CLub
The Aspen Meadows & Conference Center
PAST Board Affiliations
Relais & Chateaux National & International Boards
Aspen Community Foundation
Aspen Valley Medical Foundation