Andrew Zobler, CEO - Sydell Group

Outstanding Contribution

Since Andrew Zobler co-founded Sydell Group in 2005, the company has gone on to create and manage a diverse portfolio of hotels, all rooted in their location and architecture. A pioneer in the hospitality sphere, Zobler’s core expertise is an ability to identify and collaborate with original talent within multiple industries. The result? Compelling new hotels that engage the communities around them.

Sydell Group’s portfolio encompasses award-winning properties such as NoMad New York and Los Angeles; The Line LA and DC; The Ned, London; Freehand Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York; with upcoming openings in Austin and Las Vegas. Zobler’s passion for converting once-derelict buildings or neglected neighbourhoods – or simply adding something new to the offering as with Freehand – ensures that each hotel champions design and creativity while acknowledging the past.