Who We Are
Place Makers. Development Managers & Consultants For a New World Dynamic
Our passion is the exploration of the future. We specialize in creating cross-platform destinations and experiences. We create a harmonious fusion of economics, planning and design. We honor the earth. We embrace integrated and liveable design and architecture. Combining culture, food and diets creating unique authenticity. With profits. We understand wellness… true wellness that is integrated into everyday life. We understand the weaving of all elements to create a tapestry of life’s balance. We work with the best to create the best.
We have been involved in destination developments in North America, the Caribbean, China, Mongolia, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. Clients have included AECOM, Morgan Stanley, Citicorp, Pyramid Hotels, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Doral Resort & Spa and Doral Arrowwood Conference Center, Boston Harbor Hotel and Six Senses Resorts and Spas.
Why Does it Matter
Each Of Our Projects Begin With Starting Anew
We challenge the norm and think “what can be” vs. “what has been”. We avoid recreating the old., unless the business model is proven. We jolt projects with new thinking, creativity and profits, embracing today’s complex world economies and market dynamics. Creative and dynamically new, yet all number based.
- Believe in something. Creativity is the future!
- Have a value proposition to the approach
- Preach from the soul & those that “get it” will come
- Stand for something real and the money will follow
- Know the end game, and as possible, an exit strategy
- Be willing to take risks
- Work smart, not just work hard
- Motivate those around you
- Be RUTHLESSLY humane
- Care about each other
- Always care about the environment
- Know Everything – Customers, guests, clients, categories and competitors
- Always ask: What is the ONE thing you stand for?
- Be relentless in the fine details. The devil lives there
- Use the right tools whenever possible
- Know EXACTLY what your objective is
We strive for energy of imagination, style and originality. All to create great places for great people… places to work, play, gather, inspire and relax.
We view ourselves as theatrical art directors that script experiential and financial potential for properties. We research, innovate, debate and balance the wisdom of expertise with new approaches to traditional challenges. Plus… we love what we do.
AMERICAN ORIENT EXPRESS LUXURY TRAIN – SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, USAUnique Destinations + Excursions
ARROWWOOD OF WESTCHESTER – RYE BROOK VILLAGE, NEW YORK , USADestination Resorts + Spas
BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL – BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USAUrban Hotel Destinations
CHANG YING MOVIE THEME PARK – HAIKOU, HAINAN, CHINA (PRC)Masterplan Projects
MASSPORT – CITY OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USAMasterplan Projects
CLAREMONT RESORT AND SPA – BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA, USADestination Resorts + Spas
Who's Who in TBG Innovative.
"I worked closely with Robert and would recommend him highly. He is organized, diligent, thorough, and can be counted on to complete the job on time and on budget. He has a well developed and experience rich backgroud in all aspect of feasibility, development and project management in the hotel industry. He is also a team player"
Ken Wilson, CEO at Capital Hotel Management
"I have had the pleasure to work with Robert closely on a number of projects throughout Asia. He possesses a unique blend of capabilities in finance, hotel/resort operations as well as a passion and sensitivity for design, and true sustainability. He is someone I like engaging with in the creative design process to arrive at a holistic proposition for thought leading hospitality projects."
James Lu, Managing Director, China at Perkins+Will
"I have known Robert since he first stepped foot in Asia. He has always impressed me with his broad-based knowledge of the hotel and real estate industries, specifically related to hotel brands, concept design and development. His market knowledge, combined with a keen sense of economics, sustainability and true place development, differentiates Robert from many others in this field, and I am very pleased to be able recommend him”
Torsten Mark Symonds, Principal at Ignite Hospitality
“I have known Bob for over 20 years and he is a pleasure to work with. He is multi-dimensional in his approach to the business. He possesses a strong background in finance and market analysis, but knows operations and is strong in the back-of-the-house. He is capable of managing complex renovation projects to a successful result. Moreover, his hotel and resort photography”
Cynthia Olcott, President at Horizon Hotels, Ltd.