The Leading Hotels of the World and Life House Team Up to Drive Profitability and Global Recognition for Independent Luxury Hotels

NEW YORK, NY — (October 2022) – The leader in independent luxury hospitality, The Leading Hotels of the World, and tech-enabled hotel management company, Life House, are teaming up to offer a turnkey solution for independent luxury hotel owners and developers.

Powered by the global luxury hospitality brand of Leading Hotels, the solution pairs the Company’s global infrastructure of sales, marketing, and distribution, with Life House’s best-in-class technology platform that boasts a proprietary Revenue Management and Marketing System (RMMS) and operating platform that automates key back-office functions. Life House will now be a preferred management strategic partner of Leading Hotels. Through this affiliation, hotel owners and real estate developers can drive strong ROI, profitability and brand recognition.

Leading Hotels has a portfolio of more than 400 distinct, luxury properties across 80 countries. The brand delivers premiere sales, marketing, distribution, and other strategic support to empower hotels to stay independent. Life House has 60+ properties open or under development across the US, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Canada, which includes both independent and Life House branded hotels. The collaboration is fueled by the two entities shared mission to deliver exceptional experiences and services to guests and a superior return on investment to hotel owners and developers. One of Leading Hotels’ historic properties, The Wheatleigh, an expansive, Gilded-Age era resort located in the heart of the Berkshires, has been managed by Life House since 2020.

“The Wheatleigh is a great example of the value that Life House brings to independent hotels, driving profitability for the owner, and elevating the guest experience through technology,” says Chris Walker, Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at The Leading Hotels of the World. “We are excited to find new opportunities together that combine Leading Hotels’ standards of excellence with Life House’s innovative platform designed with today’s traveler in mind.”

“We are honored to work with The Leading Hotels of the World to usher in a new era of high-end hospitality,” says Rani Gharbie, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Head of Urban Growth at Life House. “Our technology platform has proven to adapt to any hotel, including Five Star properties like the Wheatleigh, and we are looking forward to growing our luxury portfolio in North America and beyond.”

Both companies are actively seeking opportunities in drive-to-leisure and urban core markets within North America. Several new hotels are currently under development.

About Leading Hotels of the World
Comprised of more than 400 hotels in over 80 countries, LHW is the largest collection of independent luxury hotels. In 1928, 38 independent hoteliers came together to create LHW. Since then, the Company has carefully curated distinctive hotels, resorts, inns, chalets, villas, and safari camps from the snow-capped Alps of Europe to the African veldt, to share them with adventurous souls who seek the remarkably uncommon. The LHW community is filled of exceptional individuals, united by a passion for the surprising discoveries and details that come with every experience. LHW hoteliers are artisans of hospitality whose expertise, commitment to excellence, and individual flair allows them to create story-worthy moments for their guests. And it is these authentic, individualized experiences combined with the warm hospitality and high-touch service they provide that keeps discerning travelers returning again and again. LHW’s collection covers the globe and promises a broad range of destinations and uncommon experiences, enhanced by LHW’s tiered guest loyalty program Leaders Club. From converted former palaces, and countryside retreats run by the same families for generations, to gleaming skyscrapers in dynamic urban centers, serene private island escapes, glamorous tented camps – and beyond – explore, find inspiration, and experience unforgettable travel moments. For more information visit:, Facebook at @LeadingHotels, Twitter at @LeadingHotels and Instagram @leadinghotelsoftheworld.

About Life House
Life House is a vertically integrated hotel software & operations platform focused on increasing profitability and reliability for independent hoteliers. Life House was founded in 2017 as one of the only vertically integrated asset-light hotel companies backed by institutional venture and private equity investors. The company is ambitiously investing in operational systems to make it far more profitable, predictable, and seamless for owners while making the guest experience more reliable for travelers. Today the company has over 60 hotels in its portfolio across North America. For more information visit
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