The Como Group, a Singapore-based lifestyle hotel collection, appointed Tapa Tibble as managing director of the Americas.
In this role, Tibble will be based in the Turks and Caicos, overseeing the Northern Caribbean private island resort Como Parrot Cay, as well as sister property Como Metropolitan Miami Beach in Florida—two destinations owned and managed by Como Hotels and Resorts—as well as upcoming projects that are in the pipeline in the region.
Tibble joins Como Group from his role as regional director of Europe for Aman Resorts, where he was responsible for the operation of its European portfolio. Last year he was nominated by industry leaders as ‘Hotelier of the Year’ in the Best of the Best Awards at Virtuoso Travel Week.
Tibble, a Canadian-born New Zealander of Maori heritage, has an unconventional education for a luxury hotelier. His studies include, among other things, a bachelor’s degree in social science with majors in law and international relations, as well as post-graduate qualifications in strategic studies. After finishing studying he shifted his focus to hospitality, completing the general manager’s program at Cornell University. His 25 years of experience has seen him take on a number of roles, including shipboard management and general management positions in Central Australia and the Philippines with several luxury hospitality brands.
“I am very excited to join Como Group, especially leading the team of the iconic Como Parrot Cay as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary,” Tibble said in a statement
“I’m certain Tapa will positively influence the awareness of our brand across the Americas, as well as drive our ambitious future plans for the region," Olivier Jolivet, CEO of Como Holdings and its hospitality and lifestyle brands said in a statement.