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A Timeline of

Milestones

2018

  • Two Roads agrees to be acquired by Hyatt
  • Travel + Leisure announces Alila Hotels (#9) and Thompson Hotels (#17) in their 2018 list of Top 20 Hotel Brands in the World
  • Announced new construction project with two hotels in multi-use building in Austin, TX; opening 2020
  • Two Roads Hospitality ranked 4th largest management company by Hotel Business (based on gross annual revenue)

2017

  • Thompson Washington D.C. project announced; opening in 2019
  • Ventana Big Sur reopened after $20M renovation including new Glamping sites

2016

  • Commune Hotels & Resorts merges with Destination Hotels to form Two Roads Hospitality, over 90 hotels under management
  • The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel, completes a historic renovation with condominiums opens in NYC
  • Thompson Seattle, a ground up, mixed-use and multi-family project opens
  • Thompson Nashville, a 224-room hotel opens in the Gulch

2015

  • In partnership with Wanxiang and Sterling Bay, purchases and renovates Hotel Talbott in Chicago, IL
  • Wanxiang invests in Carmel Valley Ranch, and in a joint venture with Geolo Capital purchases Ventana Big Sur in California
  • Chicago Athletic Association Hotel opens after an extensive renovation of an 1893 building

2014

  • Alila Hotels, a luxury lifestyle brand with hotels in Southeast Asia, China and India, was acquired by Geolo Capital
  • Epiphany Hotel opens after an adaptive-reuse renovation in Palo Alto, CA

2013

  • Geolo Capital acquires the remaining interest of Thompson Hotels; 40 hotels under management of Commune Hotels & Resorts in the U.S., Canada and U.K.

2012

  • The first JDV hotel opens outside of California: Hotel Lincoln in Chicago, IL

2011

  • Merger of JDV and Thompson Hotels; creating Commune Hotels & Resorts - the first international multi-brand lifestyle hospitality management company

2010

  • Joie de Vivre acquired by Geolo Captial

2009

  • Purchase of Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel Valley, CA

2005

  • Founding of Geolo Capital

2002-2003

  • Odyssey Club, a private residency club; sold to Exclusive Resorts

1998-2001

  • In 1998 John Pritzker invested in Mandara Spa and helped to bring Asia's leading spa company to North America; in 1999 Shiseido acquired a minority stake in the Company and in 2001 the Company was acquired by Steiner Leisure