Our Story


It’s business. And personal. It’s friends. And family. When we commune, we create community—with transformative experiences for our guests and neighbors, team members and partners. We’ve earned our place among the world’s largest lifestyle boutique hotel management companies by being nimble and continuously refining our leading-edge approach to an evolving marketplace.

To grow a thoughtfully curated portfolio, we select each new property with both intention and purpose—to spark the desires of our guests while meeting our strategic goals. From architecture to guest room interiors and public spaces, a strong design ethos is foremost. Branding and design professionals customize the positioning of each new destination to ensure that, together, we are developing one-of-a-kind properties.

And because all community is local, we seek out native culinary stars as partners in conceiving authentic new destinations that are just as exciting for our neighbors as they are for our travelers—and ourselves! The team members we select for each of our properties are bright personalities who share their love for local culture and possess the empathy to anticipate our guests’ unmet needs.

This is how we’ve developed an all-star collection of boldly innovative brands—stay tuned to see what happens next.

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Alila takes its name from the Sanskrit for ‘surprise’ to create breathtaking, eco-friendly and “surprisingly different” destinations across South Asia.

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An originator of authenticity and imagination in boutique hospitality, JDV hotels have helped define an industry and today comprise the largest collection of luxury properties in California, with locations across America.

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Earning a voice in some of North America’s most exciting neighborhoods is Thompson’s passion and purpose, with a design-forward collection of boutique hotels and resorts for those who do not think small.

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To the youthful and open-minded, tommie is a micro-lifestyle hotel brand designed to unleash the potential of every interaction, every moment, and every square foot.

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This celebrated 1890s athletic club, reborn in 2015 as a bustling Michigan Avenue hotel playground, features commanding views across Millennium Park, as well as Chicago’s finest restaurant and nightlife talents.