As a Managing Partner, Mr. Dickhens is responsible for overseeing and managing Trinity’s investment strategies. With 25 years of hospitality experience, Mr. Dickhens has a highly diverse and complementary skillset, a wealth of longstanding relationships and an intimate understanding of the global marketplace. Before joining Trinity, he served on the Board of Directors of Seibu Properties, one of the largest private land owners in Japan and was Vice President of Prince Resorts Hawaii where he was responsible for coordinating the repositioning, redevelopment and value enhancement strategies of Prince’s portfolio in Hawaii, including the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, the Hapuna Beach Hotel and the Hawaii Prince.
Prior to joining Prince Resorts Hawaii, Mr. Dickhens was President and Senior Advisor of Kyo-ya Company LLC and a member of the Board of Directors of Kyo-ya Pacific Company, LLC and each of its subsidiaries. Kyo-ya owns seven hotels in Hawaii, California and Florida, including the Sheraton Waikiki and Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Prior to joining Kyo-ya, Mr. Dickhens served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vail Resorts Development Company in Vail, Colorado and oversaw the financing and development of hotels, condominiums, single family homes and retail space. Mr. Dickhens also spent seven years with Hilton Hotel Corporation in Beverly Hills, California, as Vice President of Managed Development and Director of Feasibility and Investment Analysis. Prior to Hilton, Mr. Dickhens was with Marriott International, first as Senior Manager of Market Planning and Feasibility for North America and Latin America in Washington, D.C., then as Vice President of Hotel Development Planning for Asia/Pacific Region, based in Hong Kong.
Mr. Dickhens received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration with a concentration in real estate finance and property development, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA, graduating with honors. He is a member of YPO and serves on the board of the Straub Hospital Foundation. Mr. Dickhens also served on the Host Committee for APEC 2011 and the Hawaii Business Roundtable, and is a past board member of the Waikiki Improvement Association, Historic Hawaii Foundation, The Nature Conservancy’s Corporate Council for the Environment, Gift Foundation of Hawaii, Guenoc Winery, and After-School All-Stars.