Multi-property luxury resort operations and turn-arounds.
Michel has 30 years of corporate, multi-property and property-based management experience in luxury hospitality. His highly diversified career has concentrated on the strategic development, construction, historic renovation, financial turnaround and operational restructuring of well-known properties and brands for firms including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Rocco Forte Hotels, Harrah’s Entertainment, Nantucket Island Resorts, Solstice Collection and Jumby Bay Island Company. Many of Michel’s properties have consistently risen to the top of recognized worldwide rankings including the Travel + Leisure Gold List, Conde Nast Traveler’s Top Hotels, Andrew Harper’s Top Hideaways and Robb Report Best of the Best. Michel holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Cornell University, as well as a master’s degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
Highly diversified experience in development, branding and product launches, unique property types, grand openings, distressed markets, reflagging and turnarounds, and asset management.
Broad-based experience in volume operations, gaming, spas, marinas and resorts.
Extensive international, high visibility and diplomatic experience and roles supervising project management and historic renovations.
Senior responsibilities in Destination Clubs, shared use models and real estate transactions.