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Two Roads Hospitality Appoints Landy Labadie As Senior Vice President of Restaurants, Bars, Nightlife and Events

DENVER, CO. April 12, 2017 - Two Roads Hospitality, a leading international lifestyle company featuring an unrivaled collection of truly individual hotels, resorts and vacation residences, is proud to appoint Landy Labadie as Senior Vice President of Restaurants, Bars, Nightlife and Events. With nearly 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Labadie will be responsible for the overall strategic vision and operating performance of Two Roads’ restaurants, bars and nightlife division, creating bold new concepts and customized food and drink experiences for guests across the company’s portfolio of independent and boutique hotel brands. Comprised of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts, Two Roads encompasses over 95 distinct properties and 200 restaurants, bars and lounges across eight countries.

“We are thrilled to welcome Landy to the Two Roads team,” says Jamie Sabatier, CEO of Two Roads Hospitality. “Landy is a seasoned hospitality vet and forward-thinker with broad-based global experience working with some of the most renowned chefs and hospitality groups. His deep-rooted industry knowledge will be an asset when overseeing our food, drink, nightlife and event offerings across our five brands.”

As Senior Vice President of Restaurants, Bars, Nightlife & Events, Labadie will oversee contract strategy, owner relations, concept design and financial performance for the company’s restaurants and bars collection, with a commitment to driving innovation, enhanced revenues, and service excellence.

Most recently with Compass Group, a global support services company specializing in culinary arts, Labadie led teams for FLIK, Wolfgang Puck Catering and Eurest-National Accounts. Prior to his tenure with Compass Group, Labadie served in a variety of key executive roles with Crafted Hospitality, the award-winning restaurant group founded by acclaimed chef Tom Colicchio, the St. Thomas Restaurant Group in the Virgin Islands, Kor Hotels Group, Hyatt Hotels and Intercontinental Hotels.

“Each of the Two Roads Hospitality brands offers guests a diverse collection of restaurants, bars, lounges and community spaces,” shared Labadie. “I look forward to bringing a fresh perspective to the culinary and beverage programming at Two Roads and to building on the company’s stellar reputation for creating successful, locally-relevant experiences.”

A graduate of Florida State University and an active member of the Cuban American National Foundation, Labadie resides between Denver, Colorado and Montgomery, New York with his wife and two sons.

About Two Roads Hospitality

Created in September 2016, Two Roads Hospitality is an international lifestyle company encompassing an unrivaled collection of distinctive properties, passionate people, and remarkable experiences around the globe. The company is named for the newly-merged Commune and Destination Hotels, bringing together over 40 years of combined expertise exclusively dedicated to the boutique and lifestyle space. Comprised of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts, the company is the leading operator of independent hotels with more than 95 properties in eight countries and growing, also boasting an extensive roster of award-winning restaurants and bars, stunning vacation residences, world-class golf courses, and indigenous spa and wellness offerings. For more information on Two Roads Hospitality, visit www.TwoRoadsHotels.com.

Contact:
Amanda Schinder
aschinder@baltzco.com
212 202 6506

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