“The new company name draws inspiration from Robert Frost’s poem about the ‘road less traveled.’”
Commune Hotels & Resorts and Destination Hotels officially unveiled their new overarching company—Two Roads Hospitality—since the two combined forces in January. With more than 95 properties in eight countries and approximately $2 billion in total property revenues, the new company could become the leading operator independent, boutique and lifestyle hotels for groups.
The new company name draws inspiration from Robert Frost’s poem about the “road less traveled” and reflects the diverse paths that both Commune and Destination have taken to get to this point. Comprised of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts, Two Roads Hospitality will offer a robust portfolio of properties that each have their own individual goals and distinct personas.
Leading Two Roads Hospitality will be Jamie Sabatier as CEO and Niki Leondakis as CEO of Hotels & Resorts. While Sabatier will oversee the company’s operating and financial performance in addition to growth strategy, Leondakis will be responsible for hotel property performance, including operations, F&B programming and guest experience, focusing on creating more lifestyle experiences for attendees and guests alike.
The company has already begun expanding domestically and internationally, with the opening of Alila Anji in China; Thompson Seattle; The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel in New York; and Cliff House Maine, A Destination Hotel in Cape, Neddick, Maine. Plans for the next 12 months include Thompson Nashville, The Troubadour in New Orleans and Hotel 50 Bowery in New York, among others.
“We have already witnessed the numerous benefits of our merger from an operational and financial standpoint, and we only anticipate continued success ahead,” says Sabatier. “Together, we have expanded and strengthened opportunities for our owners, driving profitability while still providing new and distinctive offerings to travelers.”