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Company Milestones


Travel Traders is formed following the management buyout of WH Smith PLC's North American lodging retail business.


The company completes its first new store design and build at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown (ex Wyndham Phoenix Downtown).


The opening of the company's first two retail boutiques at THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego and the Atlantic Hotel & Spa, Fort Lauderdale.


The Cova Coffee house at the Hotel Víctor South Beach opens its doors for the hotel's grand opening - Travel Traders' first coffee shop.


The opening of 5,000 square feet of retail space at the newly opened JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa - Travel Traders' first Marriott managed location and first store-in-store development.


Travel Traders debuts in Times Square with the opening of its new 3,500 square feet marketplace, incorporating Starbucks coffee, Balthazar bakery, grab n' go and retail.


Following Marriott lnternational's acquisition of Gaylord Hotels, Travel Traders is invited to redevelop and operate 26 retail stores located at the Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, Gaylord Texan, Dallas and Gaylord National, Washington DC. The redevelopment project includes many specialty stores, including signature logo, westernwear, toy, pool and licensed branded stores, including Grand Ole Opry, Johnston & Murphy, Brighton, Vera Bradley and Swarovski.


Travel Traders opens its first coffeshop/marketplace in California at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa.


The opening of a 2,600 square feet store-in-store retail space at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego - the largest full service lodging property on the west coast of the United States.


As the 1,000 room Marriott Marquis, Houston opens its doors, Travel Traders opens the property's two retail stores.


Travel Traders opens its first fresh juice bar at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.


The company enters into an agreement with Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation to takeover, re-develop and operate the MarketPlace in six of their Marriott Vacation Club resorts in Hawaii, California and Florida.


Together with the opening of the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Travel Traders opens its 6,600 square feet store-in­-store concept - the 1,500 room property's exclusive retail space.

Opening of 2,200 square feet marketplace and resort store at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa, Carlsbad, CA.


Travel Traders collaborates with Marriott lnternational on the retail component of its Sheraton brand re-positioning at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix and Sheraton Denver Downtown.


Travel Traders takes over operation of the marketplace and resort store at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe - Travel Traders' first ski-in/ski out resort location.

Company signs agreement to transition and redevelop 8 ex Starwood Vacation Ownership marketplaces in Hawaii, California, Colorado and Florida.

Travel Traders enters the Tucson market taking over the resort store at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa.


Travel Traders takes over 9,500 square feet of retail space at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando. The company will complete a comprehensive retail re-development plan in 2022/2023.