Imagery courtesy of Version Lodges.
Veteran Version Lodges govt Josh Fluhr has change into the model’s new senior vice chairman and world MD, taking up from long-time govt Dan Flannery.
Fluhr will likely be tasked with guiding Version via its intensive progress, overseeing all features of the model’s tradition, coaching platform, lodge openings, design evolution, advertising and marketing and PR technique, nightlife programming, and meals and beverage idea growth.
Version Lodges is a group of one-of-a-kind motels conceived via a collaboration between visionary hotelier Ian Schrager and Marriott Worldwide. This transformation of management comes because the agency plans to open its fifteenth property later this 12 months in Tampa, Florida, adopted intently by properties in Rome and Riviera Maya.
Fluhr brings over 30 years of luxurious hospitality expertise to his new function. He started his profession working in operations on the iconic W New York – Occasions Sq. and the W New York – Union Sq. through the model’s entry into the Manhattan lodge scene. From there, he joined Starwood Lodges & Resorts’ company workplaces to assist launch the Aloft Lodges model, working throughout each operations and growth to set Aloft on a path in direction of world progress.
In depth expertise
In 2007, Fluhr grew to become vice chairman, lodge operations at SBE Resort Group, serving to to create, launch, and open the flagship SLS Resort Beverly Hills. He performed a pivotal function in serving to combine this property into The Luxurious Assortment portfolio, and as a member of the SBE management staff, labored on rising the SLS footprint. In 2010, Fluhr joined Marriott Worldwide as a senior staff member with the newly launched Version model, serving to to handle the logistics, coaching, F&B, and openings of the primary two Version properties in Waikiki and Istanbul.
In 2011, he led lodge operations and growth for SLS Las Vegas and SLS Miami, and later that 12 months, he joined Morgans Resort Group, the place he labored in senior operations roles, in the end changing into COO. In 2016, Fluhr re-joined Marriott and the Version staff, and has been a key chief in establishing the model’s stable basis for future progress, overseeing meals and beverage growth, model operations, coaching, pre-opening budgeting and growth, and the opening of 11 of the present 14 Version properties worldwide.
Version creator Ian Schrager praised: “Dan Flannery will likely be sorely missed as a one-of-a-kind chief and gentleman who embodied every little thing Version tried to realize.
“Nonetheless, Version is so fortunate to have a person of Josh’s calibre, intelligence, know-how, expertise, and experience to step in straight away. Having labored so intently with Dan at Version, I’m positive the transition will likely be seamless, and I personally can relaxation simple and be completely assured with Josh on the helm for the way forward for the model.”
Fluhr himself stated: “Version has held an enormous place in my coronary heart since I assisted with the model’s inception over 10 years in the past. I’m honoured to step into this function and usher Version into its subsequent chapter as we proceed to broaden globally and set the usual for luxurious and culturally-connected hospitality.”