New in South Coast Metro 05-01-19 | Wincome Hospitality
From the Orange County Business Journal
Monday, April 29, 2019
Anaheim Based Firm Wincome USA Rebrands Its Management Division as Wincome Hospitality
Wincome USA, a privately owned real estate investment, development and management firm, based in Anaheim, California, announces this week their intent to launch Wincome Hospitality, their new hospitality division. With nearly 40 years in the industry successfully managing multiple hotels and restaurants, Wincome has elevated every project and establishment to greater levels of quality and profitability. Their new hospitality division plans to do more of that.
Wincome’s initial foray into Orange County happened over thirty years ago with the purchase of the small boutique hotel, The Carousel Inn and Suites. This hotel was a trendsetter for the market during the mid-90s once Wincome hired Paul Sanford as General Manager. Sanford, having recently left a successful career in Hawaii to finish his MBA at Pepperdine, brought world renown service culture from the islands to this hotel. This mix of service and location led to over two decades of success at this property and helped Wincome establish its footprint in the Anaheim hotel market.
Wincome is not a newcomer to the luxury market, having purchased the Wyndham Hotel in Costa Mesa back in 2010. The property undertook a $20 million renovation, received its first Four Diamond award in 2013, and officially rebranded in 2016 as the Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Attributed with multiple awards, including Marriott’s Franchise Hotel of the Year Award for Distinctive Properties in both 2017 and 2018 for Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa Hotel, Wincome was able to take another forgotten property and turn it into a market leader.
Sanford, now the Chief Executive Officer and Asset Manager for all of Wincome’s entities in the US, says “I’m looking forward to branding Wincome Hospitality as a firm to help other businesses succeed in the hospitality industry.”