Recognized top-tier hospitality executive Sean Christie and real estate, media, and marketing executive Nelson Famadas have partnered to form Carver Road Hospitality. The venture will invest in, develop, and operate lifestyle hotels, restaurants, lounges, and other hospitality concepts.
The company’s mission is to create experiences driven by exceptional customer service layered into highly curated environments. Headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Miami, Carver Road Hospitality is currently completing late-stage deals in several domestic and international markets.
“We’ve assembled a formidable team of hospitality industry professionals with decades of experience and a track record for success,” says Christie, Carver Road Hospitality’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are all passionate about the pursuit of excellence, and look forward to building a best-in-class hospitality company.”
“Our aim is to partner with world-class brands and properties to deliver discerning guests a unique hospitality experience,” adds Famadas, Carver Road Hospitality’s Chief Operating Officer. “Despite recent headwinds, our like-minded executive team recognizes that the industry is resilient and the future looks promising as the customer spend returns in 2021.”
Carver Road Hospitality’s initial senior management team, led by Christie, includes: mixology expert Francesco Lafranconi, Vice President of Beverage and Hospitality Culture, founder of the Academy of Spirits and Fine Service, co-founder and creator of Mr. Coco at Palms Resort Casino, and formerly Executive Director of Mixology and Spirits Education at Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits; Bryan Bass, Vice President of Hospitality Marketing, previously Vice President of Marketing for Events and Nightlife, MGM Resorts International, whose career includes marketing launches of projects at Wynn Resorts, the Hakkasan Group, and the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, and the $3 billion Okada Manila project in the Philippines; and Lisa Long Adler, Vice President of Communications, marketing and public relations executive whose independent agency LLAC has produced events and public relations campaigns for clients including MGM Resorts International, Wynn Resorts, and Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer. Rounding out the team are notable hospitality industry veterans Chelsea Rogers and Ryan Levine, with additional hires to be announced.
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