Exclusive Resorts Appoints Cathy Ross As CEO
12-Year Company Veteran to Helm World's Leading Luxury Destination Club; Philippe Bourguignon to Become Executive Co-Chairman of the Board.
Exclusive Resorts®, the nation’s premier collection of luxury vacation residences andonce-in-a-lifetime adventures, today announced the appointment of long-time company veteran, hospitality industry leader and current COOCathy Rossas CEO. Current CEOPhilippe Bourguignonwill become Executive Co-Chairman of the board alongside the company’s majority owner,Steve Case.
«Cathy has played an invaluable and strategic role in the growth of the company as we’ve significantly enhanced our Club – providing an improved experience for our members that is more flexible, offers more destinations and unique travel options,» said Bourguignon. «Her dedication to the company, proven track record as a leader and deep understanding of what matters to Exclusive Resorts members makes her the perfect choice to lead the company.»
With more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality and real estate industries,Cathy Rossjoined Exclusive Resorts in 2003, as Senior Vice President of Real Estate and was directly responsible for the development and oversight of the Club’s portfolio. She was appointed to the position of COO in 2014.
«Thanks to Philippe’s leadership, there has never been a better time to be an Exclusive Resorts member,» said Case. «And as every great leader should, he has identified and cultivated great executive talent. Elevating Cathy to this new role was an easy decision, and I look forward to working with Philippe as my new Co-Chairman, as he remains laser focused on creating and enhancing the company’s long term vision.»
«Over the past 12 years I’ve had the tremendous opportunity to be right in the middle of a huge transformation in luxury travel, led by Exclusive Resorts,» added Ross. «None of this would have been possible without our great team and incredible members, and I look forward to working with them as we propel the company forward into this next phase.»
Ross’ appointment to CEO comes at a time of continued momentum for Exclusive Resorts. Over the past 12 months, the company has offered a number of new experiences and destinations for its members – from adventurous vacation options like an iconic Airstream customized road trip, to expanded private travel options to destinations likeNicaraguaandPeru.
Exclusive Resorts is absolutely one of a kind. We are not merely a destination club, but a discerning and sophisticated community with a 13-year legacy providing our travelers with a distinctive lifestyle anchored by once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
The private Club offers a suite of travel products and membership plans providing entree to the best the world has to offer: a vacation portfolio featuring more than 300 multimillion-dollar homes worldwide; curated experiences with exotic adventures spanning seven continents; privileged access to world-class VIP events; exclusive alliances with award-winning resort partners; and a collection of benefits and privileges with elite travel and luxury lifestyle brands. Founded in 2002 and acquired by Steve Case and Revolution Places in 2004, the Club has delivered more than 187,000 vacations for its discerning travelers.