Boutique Hotel Owner: Andrew Zobler

Founder & CEO of Sydell Group

Andrew Zobler is the Founder & CEO of the Sydell Group, a hospitality company founded in 2005, known for creating and managing unique hotels deeply rooted in their location and architecture. A pioneer in the hospitality sphere, Zobler’s core expertise is an ability to identify and collaborate with original talent within the world of design, food & beverage, and retail and bring them together in the creation of compelling new hotels that engage the communities around them.

Sydell Group’s diverse portfolio of award-winning properties includes NoMad New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas; the LINE LA, DC and Austin; The Ned, London; Park MGM, Las Vegas; and Saguaro Palm Springs and Scottsdale. Each of the properties has been widely celebrated for their site-specific uniqueness, compelling food & beverage offerings, vibrant public spaces, and overall attention to detail.

Prior to founding Sydell Group, Zobler served as Partner and Chief Investment Officer of André Balazs Properties, and as a Principal in the Managing Member of the real estate fund Lazard Freres Real Estate Investors, LLC. Zobler joined Lazard from Starwood Hotels & Resorts, where as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development he was responsible for overseeing acquisitions across all Starwood brands in North America.

Named one of the 50 Most Influential People in global business by Bloomberg Businessweek, Andrew Zobler has received numerous awards and honors including the AHEAD Americas 2018 Award for Outstanding Contribution. He was also recognized by AFAR Magazine in their 2018 Travel Vanguard as one of nine “visionaries who are shaping the future of travel.”