Calder Hospitality



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.






Hotel & Residential Programs & Amenities

Community & Public Relations

Pre-opening Budgets

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

Operations Management

Product Improvement Plans

Performance Audits

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.


Auberge resorts

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

Malliouhana, Anguilla

Nanuku, Fiji

Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley

Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley

Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas

Kona Village Resort, Hawaii

Hacienda Alta Gracia, Costa Rica



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



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