Nine Brains is a hospitality-focused creative and investment firm devoted to elevating the experience of hotel, resort, and private club real estate.
We design experiences that reinvigorate the human spirit and take people back to what is fundamentally important in order to replenish and improve. We know that the greatest value comes from the truest, most honest connections.
“Give experience your energy and like any living process it divides and grows. The deliberate wish to "live" takes over from the day-to-day accident formerly called life.”
– Mark Greif
Investment & Development
We target existing value-add hotels in major cities and proven resort destinations, and special-situation development opportunities. We look to apply our unique creative and management experience to generate superior risk-adjusted returns.
“It takes forming a relationship with a place to imagine a future there. And, nothing generates brand love like moving the human spirit. That is what transforms a guest into an advocate, creating enduring value for a venture, outpacing any other predictor of a project’s success.”
Nine Brain's works with select experientially-driven companies and real estate projects. Our team can shape to address specific challenges including corporate strategy, placemaking & on-site operations, and comprehensive creative and marketing programs.
“Why do people go to these destinations in the first place? The adventure thing has gotten twisted, it’s a relative term. Meaningful, memorable experiences are different. They build an affinity that only such an experience can create. And they turn a repeat guest into a perspective real estate buyer.”
Kumu Nui is Nine Brain's first travel concept. We create once-in-a-lifetime experiences rooted in adventure and exploration, guided by world-class outdoorsmen. Kumu-Nui.com
“Kumu nui - The great source. The point of origin. The true foundation.”
- Project Development
- Kukio Golf and Beach Club
- Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
- Kona Village, a Rosewood Resort
- Kohanaiki Private Club Community
- Nanea Golf Club
- The Brando
- Kelly Slater Surf Ranch
- Makena Golf & Beach Club
- Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club
- Eldorado Country Club
- Gozzer Ranch Golf & Lake Club
- Princeville at Hanalei
- Ventana Golf and Racquet Club
- Bali Golf and Country Club
- Creative Direction
- Carolina Herrera
- Calvin Klein
- Jean Paul Gaultier
- Paco Rabanne
- Michael Anastassiades
- Patricia Urquiola