Virgin Hotels Announces New Sr VP of Ops
Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Sir Richard Branson, said it is pleased to welcome Thomas Becker as the new senior vice president of operations. Becker, who will be based in Miami, brings 35 years of experience to the brand, and will be responsible for the operational performance of all Virgin Hotels and will work closely with the senior leadership team to develop and execute the strategic plan to drive growth and profitability.
Raul Leal, CEO of Virgin Hotels, remarked, "Thomas has an amazing and well-rounded background in the hospitality industry and brings a wealth of experience at a pivotal moment in our history. We're thrilled to welcome him into the Virgin Hotels family, and look forward to infusing his expertise with our innovative and vibrant brand."
"I am honored to be part of Virgin Hotels during this exciting time as the company announces its presence in key destinations. Our plan is to shake up industry norms with smarter services and offerings," remarked Becker.
A graduate of Cornell University, Becker was most recently Area Managing Director for Two Roads Hospitality overseeing Ventana Big Sur and Carmel Valley Ranch, named to both Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards and Virtuoso's Best of the Best Awards in 2016. Prior, he has held senior executive positions with Aria Resorts & Casinos, Mandarin Oriental, One & Only Resorts and Fairmont.
Becker officially started with Virgin Hotels on June 20, 2018. He is joined in Miami by his wife.