Thomas LuersenPresidentTom provides executive leadership for CoralTree Hospitality Group and previously oversaw the entire Two Roads Hospitality portfolio as COO. He started with Two Roads Hospitality at Sunriver Resort in Oregon in 1998, where he was Managing Director, then served as Regional Vice President and Executive Vice President in the home office until he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2016. Tom previously held senior resort and hospitality executive positions with The Woodlands Corporation, where he oversaw the Hospitality Division including resorts, hotels, corporate conference centers and club operations, along with master planning the 36,000-acre community. Tom has also held various executive and leadership roles with Busch Properties, operating and expanding hospitality, golf, club and condominium developments. After graduating from college, where he was managing restaurants in Miami, Tom joined Gaylord Hotels in Nashville, Tennessee, and held an executive-level role in management for the original Opryland Hotel. Tom is an active member of the AH&LA Resort Committee, the Urban Land Institute, the Founder and Board Member 501 (c)(3) of The Wonderland Express, and past two-term Chairman and Board member of the Oregon Tourism Commission and the Cascade Culinary Institute.
Education: Florida International University, BS
André FournierEVP, SALES, MARKETING & REVENUEAndré oversees all sales, marketing and revenue efforts for CoralTree Hospitality Group, as he did previously with the entire portfolio of Two Roads Hospitality, as well as manages the strategic direction for corporate sales, revenue strategy and marketing programs. He is responsible for creating sales, marketing and revenue global vision and culture, driving revenue through annual business planning processes that develop brand-building strategies to meet short- and long-term business objectives.
André started with Destination Hotels in 1995 and previously held the positions of Vice President of Field Sales and Marketing and also Director of Sales and Marketing at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa in Colorado. Prior to joining Destination, André was Vice President of Sales for the Dawson Companies in Scottsdale where he had oversight of sales and marketing strategies for a collection of lodging and travel enterprises operated by Dawson, including the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. Andre’s success in hospitality spans 30 years.
André’s leadership style is built on the foundation of “Living Above the Line,” coined by motivator Mike Lipkin, which fosters preeminence and accountability in the workplace. André is admired for his integrity, overcoming adversity, compassion and ability to inspire and develop staff by encouraging “intestinal fortitude” or strength from within. He sets high expectations for his team and believes in the freedom to fail. His leadership excellence has led him to win numerous awards, from HSMAI’s Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing, Lowe Enterprises “Spirit of Lowe Award” to Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association’s Sales & Marketing Executive of the Year. He is most at home with his family and friends, enjoying a glass of wine along a river which is always flowing and changing its course.
Education: Arizona State University, B.S. Marketing
Robert MellwigSVP Really Cool People (HR)Robert serves as Senior Vice President, Really Cool People (Human Resources) for CoralTree Hospitality Group, as he did previously with Two Roads Hospitality. Robert joined Destination Hotels in March 2004 as Director of Recruitment & Organizational Development and was later promoted to Vice President, Human Resources for Destination Hotels in 2006, a position he held until January 2009 when he accepted responsibility for the entirety of the HR function for all hospitality and non-hospitality related businesses for Two Roads Hospitality and LOWE. Prior to joining Destination Hotels, Robert held corporate staffing responsibility at the home office with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and held prior field HR responsibility within the W Hotel group. Robert’s HR career began with Hilton Hotels Corporation where he held various HR and training posts in the Southern California resorts and AAA Five Diamond Hilton at Short Hills in New Jersey. Robert has been an active member of SHRM since 1997 and has held his SPHR credential since 1999. Mellwig holds a B.S. in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Lowe Enterprises is a multi billion dollar real estate company based on Brentwood, CA and is the parent company of Destination Hotels & Resorts based in Denver, CO. Robert recently was a speaker at the National Society of Human Resources Management meeting in 2011 and is featured on upcoming SHRM videos on “We Know Next”, a SHRM public relations initiative. An annual speaker on the Cornell University Hospitality Executive Roundtable and speaker at the HR in Hospitality Conference. Robert has been published in HR Magazine and was featured in at the Best Practice Institute in January 2012.
Rebecca WellsVP, Corporate ControllerAs the leader of CoralTree Hospitality Group’s corporate finance team, Rebecca enjoys combining her passion for the hospitality industry with her love of finance. She started with Destination Hotels at The Inverness Hotel in 2005 as the Assistant Controller and was a member of the Leadership Team. In October 2007, she became a member of Corporate Finance Team at the Destination Hotels home office where she was able to experience and take an integral part in the expansion of Destination Hotels as they merged with Commune Hotels to become Two Roads Hospitality in 2016. Prior to her career with Destination Hotels and Two Roads Hospitality, she was the Controller at The Embassy Suites Hotel in Englewood, Colorado where she enjoyed 11 years crafting her knowledge of the hotel industry. Education: BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management with a minor in Economics from the University of New Hampshire.
Andrea FowlerAdministration and People Services SupportAndrea enjoyed over 30 years of employment with Destination Hotels and Two Roads Hospitality before accepting a position with CoralTree Hospitality Group in administration and People Services support. Having started at the Radisson Hotel Denver South in 1988, she served over four years as Executive Assistant before taking on the opportunity to serve the hotel’s team members as Human Resources Administrator until the property was sold in 1997, at which time Andrea joined the corporate team in the benefits department. Shortly thereafter, she had the opportunity to join the operations team as Executive Assistant, working for various senior executives over the years and providing assistance to the property teams. Her hard work and dedication earned her various Employee of the Month/Year awards as well as CHLA’s Human Resources Manager of the Year for 1996 and Lowe Enterprises Spirit of Lowe Award for 2013.
Education: University of Northern Colorado - BS in business administration and a BA in Spanish.
Shaun BeuclerCorporate Director of Restaurants, Bars & EventsShaun serves as Corporate Director of Restaurants, Bars & Events for CoralTree Hospitality Group. Shaun joined Destination Hotels in 2014 as General Manager of the iconic L’Auberge Del Mar beachside resort where he led a dynamic team to their best financial and guest engagement results in the property’s 28-year history. Shaun was later promoted to Corporate Director of Operations for Two Roads Hospitality in 2016, where he provided operational and analytical support to the leadership teams for the diverse collection of independent hotels. Previous to joining Destination Hotels, Shaun worked for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company for 14 years, starting his career at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Beach Resort, at that time a Mobil 5 Star, AAA 5 Diamond resort. Shaun held several senior leadership positons within Ritz-Carlton, including F&B Director at two luxury resorts and Hotel Manager for the Forbes 5 Star Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, as well as The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage. Shaun also was on the opening teams for several properties, taking the lead on all restaurant and bar concept development, design and construction leadership, OS&E procurement and recruitment. Shaun holds a B.S. in Hospitality Management from The Culinary Institute of America where he graduated with honors, in addition to an earned Associates Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts, also with honors. Taking his career from restaurant kitchens to the corporate operational level has been an exciting journey for Shaun.
Shaun and his beautiful wife Jennifer have an amazing son named Jack. They enjoy being together whether hiking in the beautiful outdoors, cooking a family meal or snuggling together watching a movie.