Sam Grabush portrait

Sam Grabush


Chief Operating Officer


As our Chief Operating Officer, Sam oversees operations for the company’s vast hotel portfolio. Sam is a well-respected leader in the hotel industry with more than 25 years of experience working in positions ranging from General Manager to President of Hotel Operations.

Prior to joining Schulte, Sam served as President of Operations for Highgate Hotels where he spent the last 14 years overseeing the company’s 118 “legacy” properties in the U.S. and CALA and led a team of more than 20 senior operations leaders. He also served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Highgate, overseeing the company’s New York City portfolio of 40 hotels.

Prior to joining Highgate, Grabush spent nearly 14 years with Hilton Hotels Worldwide where he worked in various property-level leadership positions for several of Hilton’s marquis properties in both New York and Boston, including the original Waldorf-Astoria on Park Avenue and the 2,000-room Hilton New York on the Avenue of the Americas.

Sam graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. He will be moving to Louisville from New York along with his wife and two children.