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Destination Hotels and Commune Hotels & Resorts Merge to form Denver-Based Two Roads Hospitality

Denver, CO – Recently merged, Destination Hotels and Commune Hotels & Resorts today unveiled their 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.

Co-owned by Lowe Enterprises and Geolo Capital, Two Roads Hospitality is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Singapore and Shanghai.

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 recognizing the individual goals and customized 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 & 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, including operations, sales & marketing, guest experience, food & beverage programming, and interior design strategy, with a focus on elevating the overall portfolio’s lifestyle experiences.

“We are excited to begin this new chapter as Two Roads Hospitality, and are enthusiastic about paving a new path as one combined company.  We have already witnessed the numerous benefits of our merger from an operational and financial standpoint, and we only anticipate continued success ahead,” said Jamie Sabatier, CEO, Two Roads Hospitality.  “Together, we have expanded and strengthened opportunities for our owners, driving profitability while still providing new and distinctive offerings to travelers across our collection of independent hotels, resorts and restaurants.”

“Our dedication to innovative guest experiences in both urban and resort locations, locally-loved restaurants and bars, and the highest standards of personalized service has only intensified since Commune and Destination Hotels joined forces,” added Niki Leondakis, CEO of Hotels & Resorts, Two Roads Hospitality.  “We are passionately committed to excellence across all of our brands, and look forward to sharing this exciting journey with our loyal guests and travelers worldwide.”

Logo courtesy of Two Roads Hospitality

 

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