Celebrating the birth of Two Roads Hospitality

Posted in Business, News on 29 September, 2016

Recently merged, Destination Hotels and Commune Hotels & Resorts have unveiled the new overarching company: Two Roads Hospitality.

The newly created international lifestyle company features an unrivaled collection of truly individual hotels, resorts and vacation residences that caters to guests’ personal journeys.

Comprised of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts, Two Roads Hospitality is poised to be the leading operator of independent, boutique and lifestyle hotels with more than 95 properties in eight countries, and approximately $2 billion in total property revenues under management.

The new company name reflects the distinctive paths that both commune and destination have forged in the independent and lifestyle hospitality sector. Two Roads Hospitality also references the joining together of parallel companies with over 40 years of combined expertise exclusively dedicated to the boutique and lifestyle space, sharing similar philosophies and complementary property locations while staying continuously committed to the pursuit of experiences that are individual and unique.

Newly defined as a hospitality company, the moniker refers to not only the robust collection of hotels and resorts managed by the merged company, but also its award-winning restaurants and bars, stunning vacation residences, world-class golf courses, and indigenous spa and wellness offerings.

The name draws inspiration from the famous Robert Frost poem about the “road less traveled,” speaking to guests’ desire for discovery and choice throughout their journeys, encouraging team members to express their heartfelt passions and personalities, and recognising the individual goals and customised solutions for each property owner.

Jamie Sabatier and Niki Leondakis will lead the newly established company as CEO of Two Roads Hospitality and CEO of Hotels and Resorts, respectively. Together the leaders have more than 40 years of experience and proven expertise in building distinctive boutique and independent hotels. Both will focus on the financial, operational and cultural success that will propel the new company’s future performance.

Sabatier will oversee the company’s operating and financial performance, global development and growth strategy, human resources and technology. In her new role, Leondakis will be responsible for hotel property financial performance, sales and marketing, operations including guest experience, food & beverage programming, and interior design strategy, with a focus on elevating the overall portfolio’s lifestyle experiences.

Along with Sabatier and Leondakis, the core executive team of Two Roads Hospitality in the Asia Regional Office will comprise of Mark Edleson, President; Frederic Simon, Chief Executive Officer; Guy Heywood, Chief Operating Officer; Doris Goh, Chief Marketing Officer; Sean Brennan, VP, Openings & Transitions; Patrick Pahlke, VP, Sales; Wisesa G Putu, VP, Finance; and Frances di Leva, VP, People Services. John Pritzker and Robert Lowe, Jr. serve as Co-Chairmen of the combined company.

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