Founded in 1984, by college classmates Walter Isenberg and Zack Neumeyer, Sage set out to become the best hotel owner and operator in the business.
Full of optimism and big ideas, the two embarked on a journey with one objective – to secure third-party management contracts for hotels of all shapes and sizes. Through decades of delivering successful results and developing strong relationships throughout the industry, Sage grew a portfolio focused on running successful urban select, full-service and luxury hotels and became recognized as a preferred management company for industry leaders such as Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt.
Over time, Sage established a strategic vision to be more than just a third-party hotel operator and committed to carefully shaping the trajectory of the company by not just managing, but actively developing and investing in, lifestyle assets within major urban and select resort markets. In 2006, we established Sage Restaurant Concepts, one of the first groups in the industry to focus on creating dynamic, independent restaurants and bars adjacent to our hotels.
This strategic vision has materialized significantly in recent years, resulting in a portfolio transformation that prioritizes lifestyle hotels and independent restaurants, with a growing focus on mixed-use destinations. Helmed by a team of leaders with the expertise to drive successful outcomes across our collections, our focus remains steadfast as we strive daily to realize our vision of becoming America's favorite lifestyle hospitality company.
Hospitality, at its core, is about taking care of others. We wake up every day and choose to make an impact for those around us.
Even in 1984, we knew that giving back and living our values would be a focal point for our organization, not because we thought it would win us business but simply because it was the right thing to do. We're proud to have never strayed from those values - act with integrity, drive performance, support pride and team spirit, deliver extraordinary guest experiences, and engage in the community.
Now, decades later, we remain committed to leading with purpose, making our business decisions through the lens of how they help us fulfill our commitment to the communities where we work and live.
“Sage is an experiential hospitality platform, making us able to manage and execute against nearly every facet of this business as we create places that people go to, not through.”Walter Isenberg, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer