LK Eric Prevette, Managing Director
With more than 30 years of real estate, finance and hotel experience, Eric is the Managing Principal of Luxury Hotel Advisors, Inc, which works exclusively with luxury hotel owners, developers, lenders and operators.
He launched Unique Hotels in 1987 and that same year, co-founded Bel-Air Hotel Company. Eric has successfully repositioned and assisted in the sale of hotel properties valued more than $500 million and provided valuable asset management and other advisory services to owners and lenders of over 50 luxury hotels in the U.S., Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and Asia.
His extensive experience includes serving as president for the Resort Properties Division of The Irvine Company, president and CEO of Olympus Hospitality Group/RockResorts, and Senior Vice President for finance and development with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
He holds an MBA with a concentration in real estate and finance from the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from High Point University.
Carlos C. Lopes, Managing Director
Prior to becoming a Managing Principal for Luxury Hotel Advisors, Inc, Carlos served as Vice President & Managing Director of Hotel Bel-Air and the Palace in New York as well as EVP and COO of Olympus Hospitality responsible for directing hotel operations, marketing, and branding strategies for eight Rock Resort properties.
Carlos co-founded Unique Hotels and the Bel-Air Hotel Company. Over a period of five years with partner Eric Prevette, he successfully repositioned and managed over 50 luxury hotels and assisted in the sale of properties valued in excess of $500 million.
Previous to that, he served as Senior Vice President at Rosewood Hotels and responsibilities included operations, branding, centralizing marketing, and distribution initiatives. He also served as Sr. Vice President of Marketing of Four Seasons Hotels during their primary expansion which included new hotels in Washington, San Francisco, Vancouver, Newport Beach and New York.
Recently, Carlos redeveloped the new iconic Hotel Californian, one of the newest luxury lifestyle hotels on the west coast.
Teresa A. Holden, Managing Director
Teresa has over 20 years of experience as a sales and marketing executive in luxury hospitality and has been affiliated with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, W Hotels, Ian Schrager Hotels and St. Regis Hotels. Teresa was a member of the advisory team that participated in the development and launch of the W Hotel brand. This included the development of brand vernacular, guest touch points and sales presentations that resulted in an extremely high brand recognition.
She directed the marketing effort to maximize the value of Cap Juluca prior to disposition and has developed marketing strategies for the prestigious Paws Up Resort in Montana, Sea Island Resorts off the coast of Georgia, Kona Village on the Big Island of Hawaii and the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood.
Stephane Zaharia, Managing Director
Managing Director of Luxury Hotel Advisors Ltd Caribbean Region, Stephane Zaharia, brings his vast management expertise to LHA as a Caribbean Specialist.
He brings over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, beginning his career with Hyatt Hotels Corporation North America, which through various appointments, led him to Aruba Dutch West Indies.
Zaharia continued as Hotel Manager with Ian Schrager Hotels at the renowned Sanderson Hotel London, his continued love of the Caribbean Region brought him to Antigua to lead the Five Star Carlisle Bay Resort where he assisted in the reorganization of the property and achieving thereafter numerous awards and recognition as a leading luxury resort in the Caribbean.
Following his tenure, Zaharia became President and Managing Director of Resorts and Residences by Cuisinart Anguilla where he worked alongside the ownership family office on day-to-day operations, expansions, mergers and acquisitions and eventually led the sale of the properties to what now has become Aurora Resort and Golf Club Anguilla.