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Meet the Team


D. Brett Stewart
Co-Founder, CEO

Real Estate and Hospitality Investment, Development, Strategy & Finance

Brett has over 15 years of experience in real estate and hospitality investments worldwide. Brett’s experience includes leading strategy and corporate finance at a >$3bn top publicly traded Hotel REIT, serving as an SVP of Acquisitions & Development at the world’s leading third-party hotel management company, a stint at Hilton Worldwide and significant experience dealing with all the major brands as well as luxury and boutique hotels globally.

•    Columbia University, MBA (Finance, Real Estate)
•    University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, BA
•    US Fulbright Scholar
•    Named Top 15 Emerging Leaders in Hotels (RE Forum)


Daniel Fletcher

Head of Operations , Architecture & Design, Branding & Marketing, Media

Daniel leads the hotel operations as well as creative branding and marketing efforts for the team. His background encompasses architecture & design with several high end international firms in NYC and DC, construction management, as well as branding and graphic design. Daniel has co- designed and overseen the construction of ultra-luxury residential projects as well as hotel and restaurant designs worldwide. 

•    Pratt Institute, Bachelor of Architecture, Honors
•    Pratt Institute, Minor in Construction Management
•    VP - Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce
•    Chairman - Jackson County Tourism Board


Taylor Stewart
Managing Partner

Due Diligence, Construction & Development, Licensed General Contractor

Taylor is actively involved in evaluating investment opportunities, provides critical support for physical and site due diligence as well as all renovation and maintenance projects. Taylor leads Stewart Construction, a luxury residential and commercial (Hospitality, retail, office, arts) general contractor and developer with over 35 years experience in Western North Carolina.

•    Extensive experience in the area’s most exclusive clubs
•    Fully-licensed Commercial General Contractor


Felisha Pritchard

Regional General Manager.

Operations, Revenue, Event, HR


Gabriel McCoy

Operations, Revenue, Marketing,

Food & Beverage Lead


William Knarr

Operations, Guest Services,

Front of  House


Riekert Smith

Construction & Project Management, Maintenance 


Ashley Stewart

Real Estate Acquisition and Management, 

Licensed Broker-In-Charge

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