About LaTour

Our Mission:

To be the first choice in hospitality management by delivering extraordinary services to our customers. Anything...Anytime...Anywhere. Nothing less.

In today’s increasingly competitive hospitality industry, it’s more important than ever for vacation resorts to operate efficiently while still delivering superior service and guest experience.

LaTour Hotels & Resorts are experts in mixed use development involving Hotels and Resorts, Condominiums, Fractionals and Shared Ownership. Since 2008, our team of resort professionals has built a reputation on transforming struggling properties into some of the most successful and profitable in their peer groups.

With distinctive and award-winning properties in our management portfolio, we understand the most vital needs of hotels, HOAs and resort management, from directing finances and assets, to attracting and retaining the best employees.

Our team has more than 150 years of combined experience in managing and operating condominiums, resorts and hotels. With that expertise, we have developed smart, innovative and fully customizable services and systems for today’s hospitality management market, all designed to optimize customer satisfaction and to drive your bottom line.

Our Services:

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LaTour Leadership

Meet Our Principals

As the President and CEO of world famous Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, Tom grew the company from one hotel to over 45 at the time of his retirement. Kimpton is one of the most highly regarded hotel companies in the United States and outperforms on a consistent basis all other hotel companies in the deluxe sector regarding service performance. In 2008, Tom decided to return from his short retirement (six months) and launch his own personal brand of hospitality management of luxury assets. Tom named this new brand The LaTour Signature Group. Since that time, LaTour Signature Group has been active in the field of seeking and acquiring management agreements for high quality properties which fit within the LaTour brand.
John E. Small is one of the most well-known hospitality executives in the mixed-use industry, with a broad and extensive background in the travel, tourism and vacation industry. From 2000 to 2017, John was the founder and the Chairman of ResortCom International. Concurrently with that position, for the last ten years John has served as Vice Chairman of LaTour Hotels and Resorts, a boutique hospitality group acquired from ResortCom by Zealandia Holding Company of Asheville, North Carolina. John has worked on six continents and has held key management positions at some of the world's leading properties including the Shangri La Hotel - Singapore, Block Hotels Africa, Sun City Resort - South Africa, Sugarbush Resort -Vermont, Royal Lahaina Resort - Maui, and Waiohai/Poipu Resorts - Kauai. His cruise line experience covers Sitmar Cruises, Royal Viking Line and Princess Cruise Lines. He has operated Hotels, Resorts, Safari Game Lodges and Cruise Ships. While under his management, these entities received worldwide recognition as leaders in the industry. John was a Senior Vice President of RCI, the largest international vacation exchange company, and Chief Operating Officer of RCI Management (RCIM). During his time as President and Chief Operating Officer of RCIM, he was instrumental in growing RCIM from 19 to over 43 resorts, in three and one half years. During his tenure, RCIM won 40 American Resort Development Association (ARDA) awards, and received special recognition as the Employer of Choice in the Timeshare Resort Industry by ARDA. Prior to leaving RCI, John conceived, wrote and developed the Fractional Exchange Business Plan Program for RCI, now called the Registry Collection. As well, John was instrumental in expanding the Fractional Ownership concept worldwide for the industry for the past eighteen years.
As President of LaTour Hotels and Resorts, Mr. Styron works with the executive team to drive the strategic direction of the company, developing and maintaining a positive corporate culture and delivering maximum profitability for our shareholders. He works closely with VP of Operations and General Managers to ensure adherence to brand standards and corporate policy. Prior to his current role, Mr. Styron served as Chief Operating Officer for Patton Hospitality Management as well as Vice President of Resort Operations and Director of U.S. Resort Operations for Festiva. In 2009 Mr. Styron moved to Asheville, North Carolina, to develop the rental division of Festiva. That division has since grown to produce nearly $30 million in annual revenues. Prior to joining Festiva, Mr. Styron served in several hotel management positions notably, within Interstate Hotels and Resorts and Hilton Hotels where he earned two consecutive Pinnacle Awards of Excellence. He has nearly 30 years in the hospitality industry serving in almost every aspect of hotel and resort operations. Mr. Styron received his bachelor’s degree in retailing from the University of South Carolina, is a Registered Resort Professional from the American Resort Development Association and holds several industry certifications from the American Hotel and Lodging Association.
Mr. Blocker supervises the daily operations of LaTour’s managed properties. Working with regional directors and property managers, his focus includes financial performance, property and asset management, driving customer service scores, and business development. With over 30 years of experience in the hotel & resort industry, Mr. Blocker began his career in the limited service hotel field, and transitioned to resort management in 2004. He has opened and managed several properties in the US and Caribbean. Prior to joining LaTour, he served as Director of Board Relations, Quality Assurance Director, Regional Operations Director, Special Projects and Acquisitions, and Director of Association Compliance. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Mr. Blocker received his degree in Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Administration from the University of South Carolina and is a licensed real estate broker in Asheville, NC.
Jeremy began his hospitality career more than 20 years ago on a five-star Mississippi River cruise line working his way up to operations management. From 2001 to 2006, Jeremy worked front services at a full-service AAA 4-diamond business hotel and conference center while earning his degree from the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University. After graduation, Jeremy worked in fractional ownership for Fairfield Resorts and Wyndham Vacation Ownership before transitioning to the Zealandia family as a General Manager over 10 years ago. He last served as the Area Manager of Resort Operations for Patton Hospitality Management in Myrtle Beach in addition to maintaining his General Manager role at Ellington - Wachesaw Plantation East. He serves on the board of directors for the Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) and is a Registered Resort Professional from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). Jeremy currently oversees the day-to-day operations for the LaTour Hotels and Resorts West region to support growth in owner experiences, rental services, consulting services, as well as property and assets management.