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About HIG

Hospitality Investors Group is a hospitality development firm with the expertise to bring investment transactions to fulfillment; we leverage our many years of industry leadership combined with an international network of specialists in key fields.

We identify opportunities, carefully formulate strategies, and execute sustainable plans to maximize success.

We understand the intricacies of asset selection, hands-on asset management, capital markets and financial structuring. These types of multifaceted deals require a keen eye and skilled transactional approach to achieve a return on investment. We combine the creative and the pragmatic, the exceptional and the efficient, to produce transformative results in hotel concepts.

The team at HiG are skilled in anticipating trends, navigating market cycles and carefully structuring transactions. Our team members’ collective experience enable us to advise and implement our development and investment agendas.

HiG’s client list and network of respected partners has a global reach; our international presence in hospitality development is well-established throughout North America, Latin America and Europe.

We are proud of the many remarkable success stories we have achieved along the way and our numbers speaks for themselves: Over 100 hotels developed and over $1 billion in hotel real estate transactions completed.

HiG has worked with and developed varied project types from major brand-name, multi-locale properties to singular exclusive, niche opportunities. We can mobilize resources from any continent as per the many trusted relationships we have cultivated over the years.

Our innovative and uniquely tailored strategies form our DNA. We advise, guide and lead, as well as collaborate, partner, and assist to achieve joint success for our projects.

Our on-going commitment to excellence and exceptional track record of success delivers satisfied hotel patrons, helping to define the growth and evolution of what HiG is today.

Meet the Leadership Team

The firm's principals are industry professionals with extensive backgrounds in acquisitions, development and operations.

Frank Orenstein

Founder & Chairman

Frank Orenstein founded Hospitality Investors Group after a storied and accomplished career tenure in luxury hospitality development. Frank was previously Executive VP of Development for Four Seasons Hotels where he assisted in creating the original Four Seasons concept and developed the first Four Seasons properties in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Over the last 40 years, he has developed many hotels worldwide and provided strategic advice and guidance to major international corporations. Over the years, Hospitality Investors Group has grown its capabilities and expanded due to demand . Frank has led its evolution and been at the forefront of HIG’s mission to offer quality service, global expertise and ensure optimum success of its’ key partnerships. Frank is a graduate of Queens University Law School and currently resides in Palm Beach, Florida.

Anthony Tropea

Managing Director & Partner

Anthony manages the acquisitions and investments for Hospitality Investors Group. His wide ranging experience makes him a dynamic and creative partner in this venture. Anthony offers a wealth of expertise in property negotiation, investment, sales and development. He specializes in global business growth and investment as a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS). Additionally, he serves as Co-Founder of a real estate consortium in Toronto, Ontario including a financial and property management division.

Xavier Battle


Xavier manages the acquisition and asset management functions for Hospitality Investors Group and represents BlackRock’s European hostel acquisition program.

Previously he was part of the Christie & Co team, leading hotel property specialist in Europe, where he worked as Director in charge of the hospitality advisory team for Spain and Portugal. Prior to this, Xavier was jointly responsible for real estate investment and asset management activities for a Russian family office. 

Xavier holds a BSc in International Hospitality Management from Ramon Llull University and an MBA from EADA BS and the Pepperdine University of Los Angeles. He also holds a PDP in Real Estate and Hotel Investments by Cornell University. He speaks English and Spanish. 

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