LuxUrban adds Kimberly K. Schaefer to board

LuxUrban Hotels Inc., a hospitality company which utilizes an asset-light business model to lease entire hotels on a long-term basis in partnership with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, has appointed Kimberly (Kim) K. Schaefer, a 30-year real estate and hospitality industry veteran and the former CEO of Great Wolf Resorts, to the company’s board of directors.

From 2020-2024, Schaefer was the CEO of Two Bit Circus Inc., an experiential entertainment company, previously serving as president from 2017 to 2019 and as a consultant in 2016. She served as CEO and a director of Great Wolf Resorts Inc., a family entertainment resorts company, beginning in 2009 until its acquisition by Centerbridge Partners LP in 2015. Schaefer was heavily involved in the expansion of Great Wolf Resorts, growing the company from one cabin to 13 mega indoor waterpark resorts. Prior to being appointed CEO, she served as COO/chief brand officer from 2005 to 2009. She has served as CEO and a director of Alpine Acquisition Corporation and as an advisor to merchant bank Alpine Consolidated since 2018.

“Kim’s appointment to the board reflects our ongoing commitment to increasing industry representation across the enterprise as we continue to evolve and mature as a company,” said Brian Ferdinand, chairman of the board. “Kim has spent her career building brands into premier destinations and growing businesses in a creative, structured and forward-thinking manner. Her nearly 30 years of experience in real estate, hospitality management and finance will be of great benefit to LuxUrban and we welcome her with great enthusiasm.”

Schaefer added, “I am honored to join LuxUrban’s board and look forward to applying my history across the hospitality landscape—from start-ups to established brands—as we advance the Company’s innovative business model and elevate the guest experience.”