Regional Vice President, Pivot West
Antoine has extensive experience with opening and operating premier independent and global lifestyle brands across the US and around the world. He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Graduate Hotels where he oversaw 30 US Graduate Hotels across the United States. Previously, Antoine was the Senior Vice President of Operations at Proper Hospitality. In this role, he led all operations for the company’s seven luxury properties across three brands and oversaw the opening of multiple properties in San Francisco, Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Austin.
His resume also includes a long stint with Thompson Hotels where he joined the company at the early stage of development in New York City and helped it grow throughout the US and Mexico. The company merged to become Two Roads Hospitality, where he also oversaw Chip Conley’s Joie de Vivre hotels. During those 11 years, he helped grow the Thompson and Joie de Vivre brands across the United States and Mexico.
Earlier in his career, Antoine held a variety of leadership roles with global hospitality firms, including Intercontinental, Westin, and Hilton International. These roles exposed him to every facet of hotel and food and beverage operations and took him to Washington DC, Toronto, New Orleans, Miami, Bali, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and New Jersey.
Antoine had always been passionate about promoting the importance of sustainability, a subject very dear to his heart and he intends to put it front and center in every hospitality related project that he is involved with.
Fluent in French and Arabic, Antoine holds a Master of Business Administration in International Hotel Management from a joint program between Cornell University and ESSEC Business School in France.