NEW YORK, June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- sbe, the leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hospitality venues globally, announced today that John Chan has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Development. In his new role, John is responsible for growing sbe's hotel development pipeline and real estate investments globally. He will work with owners and developers to execute new hotel management and license deals to further grow sbe. John is based in New York.
"sbe has grown phenomenally in the past year and we are delighted to add another prominent industry executive to our leadership team," stated Sam Nazarian, founder and CEO of sbe. "John's extensive experience in strategic development and deal making will be an asset as we continue to expand the reach of our preeminent 360-degree lifestyle experience."
"I am thrilled to be joining sbe," stated John. "Sam Nazarian has transformed the hospitality landscape and I look forward to helping sbe increase its real estate footprint worldwide."
John has 13 years of corporate deal making and development experience. Prior to his current position, he worked at Starwood Hotels & Resorts for 12 years. Most recently, he focused on global development, working on all three facets of Starwood's portfolio – owned, managed and franchise properties. He also previously led strategic development, operations, finance and contracting for its supply chain group. Additionally, John worked in corporate development, evaluating a broad range of brand and portfolio growth, and related business acquisition opportunities.
John also previously worked at Cendant Corp, the predecessor of Wyndham Worldwide, Realogy, Avis Budget and Travelport/Orbitz, in corporate development, focusing on timeshare and travel distribution opportunities. He began his career in investment banking at ING Barings. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University.
Established in 2002 by Founder and CEO Sam Nazarian, sbe is a privately-held, leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hotels, residences, restaurants and nightclubs. Through exclusive partnerships with cultural visionaries, sbe is devoted to creating extraordinary experiences throughout its proprietary brands with a commitment to authenticity, sophistication, mastery and innovation. Following the acquisition of Morgans Hotel Group, the pioneer of boutique lifestyle hotels, sbe has an unparalleled global portfolio featuring 23 world-class lifestyle hotel properties in 9 attractive gateway markets and more than 136 global world-renowned hotel, entertainment and food & beverage outlets. The company is uniquely positioned to offer a complete lifestyle experience - from nightlife, food & beverage and entertainment to hotels and residences, and through its innovative customer loyalty and rewards program, The Code, as well as its award-winning international real estate development subsidiary, Dakota Development - all of which solidify sbe as the preeminent leader across hospitality. sbe will continue its expansion with 13 hotel properties opening in the next two years (some with residences), including SLS Baha Mar, SLS Seattle, Mondrian Doha and Mondrian Dubai. The company's established and upcoming hotel brands include SLS Hotel & Residences, Delano, Mondrian, Redbury, Hyde Hotel & Residences, Clift, Hudson, Morgans, Royalton, Sanderson and St Martins Lane. In addition, sbe has the following internationally acclaimed restaurants and lounges: Katsuya, Cleo, The Bazaar by José Andrés, Fi'lia by Michael Schwartz, Umami Burger, Hyde Lounge and Skybar. More information about sbe can be obtained at sbe.com.
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