Partner, KSL Capital Partners
Coley Brenan, Partner, KSL Capital Partners. Mr. Brenan runs the European office for KSL Capital Partners, based in London. KSL is a leading private equity firm with $5.8 billion of equity capital commitments raised since 2005 and a 20-year track record of making investments exclusively in travel and leisure businesses. Through its investment vehicles, KSL has owned and operated some of the largest and most renowned hotel and resort properties in the United States, including La Quinta Resort & Club, Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, the Hotel del Coronado, Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, La Costa Resort and Spa, Montelucia Resort & Spa, and the James Royal Palm. KSL’s current portfolio also includes Squaw Valley USA and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, two of the largest mountain resorts in North America; ClubCorp, Inc., the largest owner of golf, country, and business and sports clubs in the world, with over 160 destinations; and Western Athletic Clubs, an upscale, family-focused fitness club company in California. Within the last 2 years, KSL has exhibited its commitment to investing in Western Europe by purchasing The Belfry, a 312-room golf resort in Wishaw, England and Malmaison & Hotel Du Vin, a 27-property boutique hotel portfolio located throughout the United Kingdom. In addition, KSL recently acquired Village Urban Resorts, a collection of 28 hotels throughout the United Kingdom, which cater to locals and traders alike through its unique combination of a modern hotel, a pub-style restaurant, a Starbucks and comprehensive health club facilities. Finally, KSL recently acquired ESPA, a leading producer of luxury spa and wellness products and services with a footprint across 50 countries.
Prior to KSL Capital Partners, Mr. Brenan was with Deutsche Bank Securities in their Real Estate, Gaming, Lodging & Leisure corporate finance team. He holds a B.S. from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.