TORONTO — Cabot, the developer and operator of master-planned golf-resort communities, announced earlier this week that accomplished travel- and hotel-industry expert, Simon Cooper, has joined the executive team as special advisor.
In this role, Cooper will support the global team, property development and international expansion. Cabot is currently expanding its portfolio from Nova Scotia to Saint Lucia and is assessing future growth opportunities across the globe. Construction is underway for the next phase at the acclaimed Cabot Cape Breton resort, including a collection of new residences, a short course, putting course, clubhouse and health-and-wellness centre. The second project from the brand, Cabot Saint Lucia, is currently in development on the northern tip of Saint Lucia. Situated along one-and-a-half miles of breathtaking coastline, the property will be home to a residential community with world-class amenities and a boutique resort anchored by a golf club with a Coore & Crenshaw course.
“We’re thrilled to have Simon join the Cabot team. His enthusiasm, impressive background and hospitality achievements will undoubtedly further the success of our growing brand,” says Ben Cowan-Dewar, CEO and co-founder of Cabot.
Cooper brings to Cabot more than 40 years of hospitality experience. He’s widely known as an influential leader following successful executive roles with some of the top hotel brands in the world, including Marriott Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, Delta Hotels & Resorts, OMNI Hotels USA and Canadian Pacific Hotels & Resorts.
Most recently, Cooper has been consulting through Simon Cooper & Associates. He currently serves on the board of directors for Benchmark Hotels and is a lead consultant for Gencom and the ownership entity of Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica.