Experientia Docet

(EXPERIENCE TEACHES)

PROJECTS

The Jefferson, Washington DC

  • US News & World Report – Top City Hotel USA 2014

  • US News & World Report – Top 10 City Hotel 2015, 16, 17

  • Conde Nast Top DC Hotel 2013, 14, 15, 16 & 17

  • Travel & Leisure Top Washington DC Hotel 2013, 14, 15

  • Forbes/Mobil 4 Star 2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

  • Fodor Guide 5 Star & Top DC Hotel 2015, 16, 17

 

The Point, Saranac Lake, NY (Managing Partner)

  • Zagat Guide #1 Top Small Resort USA 2000

  • Zagat Guide Top 5 Small Resort USA 2001 thru 2007

  • Forbes/Mobil 5 Star Award 2000 thru 2007

Hotel Hana Maui and Hamaua Spa

  • Acclaimed international resort

Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans

  • Zagat Guide Top Hotel in USA 1993

  • Zagat Guide Top 5 Hotel in USA 1994

  • Forbes/Mobil 5 Star 1992, 93, 94

  • AAA 5 Diamond 1992, 93 94

  • Conde Nast Traveler Top 10 USA 1992, 93, 94

  • Travel & Leisure Reader's Poll Top 20 1992, 93, 94

 

Windsor Court Restaurant (The Grill Room)

  • Zagat Guide Top Restaurant in New Orleans 1993, 94, 95

The Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas

  • Zagat Guide Top Hotel in USA 1990

  • Forbes/Mobil 5 Star Award 1988. 89, 90 & 91

  • AAA 5 Diamond Award 1989, 90, 91

  • Conde Nast Traveler Top 10 USA 1990, 91

  • Travel & Leisure Reader's Poll Top 20 1990, 91

Villas of Grand Cypress, Grand Cypress Golf Club & Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy

  • Golf Digest Top 10 Golf Resort 1987 & 1988

...AND MORE

 

  • President, Arden Grove Hospitality Management Company

    • Rosewood San Miguel de Allende - Owners Representative from development thru opening

    • Planning and Development 

      • Mattei's Tavern & Hotel, Los Olivos, CA

      • Sayulita Resort, Mexico

      • Resort and Winery, Stellenbosch, S.A.
         

  • President & COO Garrett Hotel Group

    • Acquisition & Renovation, The Willcox, Aiken, SC

    • Renovation & Operation, Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid, NY

    • Acquisition & Renovation, The Inn of the Five Graces, Santa Fe, NM

    • Concept, Planning & Design, The Oasis at Castle Hot Springs, AZ

    • Concept & Design, James Island, BC, Canada
       

  • Senior Vice President North America, Forte's Exclusive Hotels of the World

    • Management 

      • The Plaza Athenee, New York City 

      • The Westbury, New York City 

      • The Watergate, Washington, DC

      • The King Edward Hotel, Toronto, Canada

    • Chaired the Committee for Luxury Standards for all 27 Exclusive Hotels Worldwide.
       

  • President Orient Express Hotels, North America

    • The Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans, LA.

    • The Lodge at Vail, Vail, CO (including development & design of additional 25 room expansion)

    • Windermere Island Resort and Villas, Eleuthera, Bahamas

    • Acquisition Team, The Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, SC
       

  • Formed Jack Nicklaus Hospitality Services, a Management Company designed to manage resorts with a Jack Nicklaus Golf Course

“I was smart enough to go through every door that opened for me.”
– Joan Rivers

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”
– Paul McCartney and John Lennon

Mentor, Executive MBA program – 2016 & 2017    

  • The McDonough School of Business
    Georgetown University, Washington, DC

     

Master Class “International Culture Implementation” – 2017

  • Raymond A. Mason School of Business
    College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA – 2017

     

Preferred Hotels of the World

  • Board of Directors 1992 to 1995

  • Chairman, Marketing and Public Relations Committee – 1992 to 1994

  • Advisory Board 2016 to present

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