The San Francisco Japantown board of directors is proud to welcome new member Craig Waterman, Regional Director of Operations for Commune Hotels + Resorts and General Manager of the Hotel Kabuki.
Craig is a 30-year veteran of the luxury hotel industry. He oversees hotels in Northern & Southern California as well as Arizona and Hawaii and the Kabuki Springs & Spa in San Francisco. The Hotel Kabuki is in the process of undergoing a $20 million dollar renovation over the next 12 months.
He most recently oversaw the $15 million dollar Snow King Resort renovation in Jackson Hole. Prior to that he was the Managing Director of the Sè San Diego where he oversaw all operations of the $150 million Sè San Diego hotel and condominium project located in downtown San Diego’s financial district. Waterman was focused on ensuring five-star service at the 184-room hotel, which includes a 5,500 square-foot spa, urban restaurant and 20,000 square feet of event space. The Sè San Diego was featured by Condé Nast Traveler on the 2008 annual “Hot List”.
Waterman has held numerous management positions at some of the country’s most upscale properties. He served as General Manager at the Water Color Inn & Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. While there he oversaw all daily resort operations for the Four-Diamond property and managed 350 employees. During his tenure, Water Color Inn & Resort was featured in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” August 2006 issue. The resort was also listed in the September 2006 issue of Travel+Leisure Family as the #1 “Best Family Resort in North America”.