Quadrum Global, an international developer and investment firm, announced that it will soon open a pair of its New York City hotels under the company’s new Arlo Hotels brand.
Additionally, Quadrum announced that hospitality industry leaders Foiz Ahmed, Javier Egipciaco, Maggie Houston, Jason Enany, Heather Berti, Katherine Solomon and Li Tang have joined the company to manage all aspects of Arlo’s operations.
The first two Arlo properties are set to open in New York City’s Hudson Square and NoMad neighborhoods.
The 325-key Arlo Hudson Square will open in September, while the 250-key property Arlo NoMad will open approximately one month later.
Quadrum’s decision to self-manage the properties under a new brand is part of a corporate strategy focused on building an in-house management platform around its key portfolio properties.
“Hospitality has been one of our core investment strategies since we entered the U.S. market in 2009,” said Oleg Pavlov, Quadrum’s founder and chief executive officer.
“Given where the hotel investment market is today, we believe that self-managing our newest crop of hotel projects puts us in a better position to create value for investors and customers over the entire lifecycle of these projects.”
Ahmed joins Quadrum’s New York office as president of Arlo Hotels.
He will oversee all aspects of operations for the brand as it continues to grow. Ahmed has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 25 years. Most recently, he was vice president of Hersha Hospitality Management’s (HHM) Independent Collection. Prior to HHM, Ahmed held various operations and sales positions during a long tenure with Marriott.
Egipciaco brings more than 18 years of New York hospitality experience to his position as managing director of Arlo Hotels.
Prior to joining Quadrum, Egipciaco was area general manager of HHM’s NU Hotel in Brooklyn and Duane Street Hotel in Tribeca. He has served as area general manager for three GEM hotels in Lower Manhattan. Egipciaco also held various operational roles with Park Hyatt in New York City, where he started his hospitality career.
Houston joins Quadrum as general manager of Arlo Hotels, where she will oversee the day-to-day operations of Arlo Nomad.
During her 10 years in the hotel industry, Houston has managed the Duane Street Hotel within HHM’s Independent Collection, and led staff development for King & Grove. Most recently, she assisted in the opening of Commune Hotel + Resorts (Commune) lifestyle hotels in Chicago, Cabo San Lucas and Playa del Carmen.
Enany, a 20-year veteran of the restaurant industry, joins Quadrum as area director of food, beverage and entertainment for Arlo Hotels.
Berti joins Quadrum to lead culture, training and development and employee relations for Arlo Hotels.
Solomon will oversee Quadrum’s revenue management and distribution for Arlo Hotels.
Tang will manage Arlo Hudson Square.