Chief Executive Officer, Hotels & Resorts
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As CEO, Hotels & Resorts for Two Roads Hospitality, Niki leverages her extensive experience in lifestyle hotels and creating award-winning workplace cultures to drive innovation and guest loyalty, and lead visionary, high-performing teams. With oversight of Two Roads’ hotel portfolio, she is responsible for property financial performance, guest experience, food & beverage programming and interior design strategy, with a focus on elevating the lifestyle experiences across the company’s enviable roster of hotels and resorts.
Previously, Niki was CEO of Commune Hotels and Resorts where she led the global expansion for the company’s boutique and lifestyle brands, and propelled its status as an industry darling. Prior to Commune, she was President and Chief Operating Officer of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, and three times during her leadership Kimpton was named one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.
Niki has been recognized as one of the “Most Admired CEOs” and “100 Most Influential Women” by the San Francisco Business Times, named one of “30 Women Power Players” by Nation’s Restaurant News, and cited as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Travel” by Travel Agent Magazine. Her goal of building a workplace culture that instills pride and ownership among employees led to many accolades for Commune, including being recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work for 2015” by Crain’s New York and rankings on both the San Francisco Business Times’ “Best Places to Work” and Chicago Tribune’s “Chicago’s Top Workplaces” 2015 lists. The recipient of industry awards too numerous to list, Niki has also devoted herself to Dress for Success, an international nonprofit providing interview suits and career assistance to low-income women.
Niki’s favorite pastimes include gardening, running, yoga, hiking and trekking anywhere and everywhere around the globe. A native of West Springfield, Massachusetts, Niki now lives with her husband in San Francisco.