Daniel, a seasoned executive with over 25 years of global hospitality experience, brings an abundance of creativity, passion and dedication to his role as a servant leader, overseeing both our hotel and restaurant companies.
Daniel wholeheartedly embodies Sage's purpose of Enriching Lives, One Experience at a Time and leads one of the industry’s most talented, celebrated and engaged teams with nearly 6,500 associates nationwide.
Guided by the profound wisdom of poet Maya Angelou, he embraces the belief that “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Born and raised in Belgium in an Italian-Spanish household, Daniel speaks six languages including Spanish, Dutch, French, Italian, and Portuguese. He enjoys indoor cycling, yoga, and travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations and plays a few musical instruments now and then. With more time, he would play in a band, get on stage and compose a song or two again.
He resides in Denver with his wife, Monique, and their young daughter, Nina Valentina and mini Bernedoodle, Chupito.
Sage Hospitality GroupExecutive Committee
President of Hotels and Restaurants
Boards and Volunteer Work
Board of Trustees of American Hotel & Lodging Association
Member of the Board for Gettys Group Companies
Advisory Board Member for Marriott International
National Association (MINA)
Independent Lodging Congress
Instawork and Young Presidents Organization (YPO)
Awards & Recognition
- 100 Most Influential People in USA Hospitality and Travel for 2023, The International Hospitality Institute
- 2020 Most influential CEOs, Nation’s Restaurant News
- Hospitality Innovators Award, Hotel News Now
- 3 Time “Rising Star” winner, Travel Agent Magazine
University of Hasselt / Universidad de Murcia
Applied Economic Sciences
Master of Business Administration