Volume 1:  The red hot ( and pink ) James Hotel in Scottsdale brings glamour to this desert oasis.

Volume 2: Renovation of city center property creates edgy James Hotel Chicago.



James Hotels / BR Guest Restaurants

Senior Vice President, Development

Dec 2003 – Dec 2004

NYC’s leading restaurateur creates hospitality group.


Consulting on the development of the first hotel for the

company, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Developed hotels/condominiums & restaurants in Chicago and Los Angeles.


•   Construction Management -

Hands-on coordination of design and construction on James Scottsdale ($25m) and James Chicago  ($60m), and new restaurants in New York, Chicago

and LA ($15m+)


James Hotels bought by Denihan 2014

BR Guest sold to Starwood Capital 2007

Hotel and Restaurant Company