Jamie Sabatier

Executive in Residence
Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, Executives in Residence
Jamie Sabatier


Biography at a Glance

Jamie Sabatier recently retired as chief executive officer for Two Roads Hospitality, the preeminent lifestyle, branded management company with over 100 hotels and resorts. The company has 5 brands, including Thompson, Alila and Joie de Vivre, in 10 countries, with approximately 20,000 employees on a global basis. He led the at that time Denver-based Destination Hotels and Resorts, through the successful merger with San Francisco-based Commune Hotels and Resorts, and rebranded the company to Two Roads Hospitality in fall 2016. Eventually Sabatier sheparded the sale of Two Roads to Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in late 2018.

Prior to his time with Two Roads and Destination, Sabatier was a senior executive at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He oversaw multiple departments in his tenure at Starwood. First, he started in corporate development (with responsibilities for acquiring and investing in companies that Starwood wanted to bring under its umbrella, including the Le Meriden brand; the Bliss and Remede spa brands; restaurant partnerships including with Jean Georges; and Vistana, a timeshare company, among other investments). He expanded his responsibilities into real estate Investments, overseeing capital investments by Starwood in hotel and mixed-use opportunities. He eventually added W Development to his oversight responsibilities and helped to grow the brand to, at that time, one of the most successful in the lifestyle space.

He is currently active with AHLA and sits on multiple boards, including Lowe Enterprises, which owns Coral Tree Hospitality.



  • BA in European History, Brown University
  • MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University