Carver Road Hospitality formed

US: Leading hospitality executive Sean Christie and media marketing and real estate executive Nelson Famadas have announced the formation of Carver Road Hospitality.

The partnership between the two will develop, invest in and operate lifestyle hotels, restaurants and other concepts.

Carver Road aims to create customer service driven experiences layered across multiple curated environments. It is currently finalising a variety of late-stage partnerships in domestic and international markets.

Christie, Carver Road Hospitality’s chief executive officer, said: “We’ve assembled a formidable team of hospitality industry professionals with decades of experience and a track record for success. We are all passionate about the pursuit of excellence and look forward to building a best-in-class hospitality company.”

Its senior management team includes a further number of hospitality industry leaders. This includes mixology expert Francesco La Franconi as head of Beverage and Hospitality Culture, Bryan Bass, former VP of events for MGM Resorts, as VP of Hospitality Marketing, and Lisa Long Adler, also formerly of MGM, as head of communications.

Famadas, the company’s chief operating officer, said: “Our aim is to partner with world-class brands and properties to deliver discerning guests a unique hospitality experience. 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.”

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