Rigel Bitterman

Rigel Bitterman

As Partner & Co-Conspirator of Lucky Find Hospitality, Rigel Bitterman is responsible for building & leading the executive team as well as fostering creative partnerships & revenue growth opportunities. 

Rigel is also Partner & Co-Conspirator of Luxpitality - an industry leading global hospitality management brand with over 60 associates working out of 20 different countries.  Rigel serves in a similar executive role for Luxpitality, overseeing growth & development of the company.

Prior to co-launching Luxpitality in 2015, Rigel worked for 6 years as a Global Sales Executive for Kimpton Hotels.  He was consistently throughout his tenure, the top-producing sales executive & he helped the brand grow from 28 properties nationally to over 60 hotels globally.  

In 2009, Rigel moved to San Diego to help open the Se Hotel which was a ground up, boutique hotel build that, with Rigel’s sales & marketing contributions, became the only independent, 5-star hotel in San Diego.  

Rigel began his hospitality career back in 2004 at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, where he created, implemented & oversaw a world-renowned wellness program that grossed 8 figures in revenue between 2005 & 2008. 

His entrepreneurial mindset and industry expertise are emblematic of Lucky Find Hospitality & it’s culture of intuitive innovation.

Rigel received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also consults & serves on advisory boards for several non-profits & charitable organizations. 

Experience:

Lucky Find, 2017-Present

  • Partner & Co-Conspirator

Luxpitality,  2015-Present

  • Partner & Co-Conspirator

Kimpton Hotels, 2011-2015

  • Global Sales Executive

Se Hotel, 2009-2011

  • Opening Sales Manager

Bacara Resort & Spa, 2004-2009

  • Wellness Director