Former ALG Vacations SVP joins Senior Management of growing luxury villa rental company.
NEWPORT, RI – Scott Wiseman, 30-year veteran and leader across the travel, tour, and hospitality sectors, has joined Nocturne Luxury Villas (NLV) as chief executive officer. Based in Newport, RI, NLV owns and operates best-in-class luxury villa rental companies in exclusive vacation destinations in the US, Caribbean, and Mexico.
“It’s truly a pleasure to join the leadership team at Nocturne Luxury Villas at a time of great promise and opportunity for the market,” said Wiseman. “While NLV is a relatively new company, our pedigree is a decades-long marriage of luxury and leadership. The villa rental companies in our portfolio are legacy brands that are the leaders in their destinations, and the team at the helm of NLV have led some of the most prestigious brands in travel.”
Wiseman joins a seasoned group of luxury travel and hospitality executives. President and Co-founder Marshall Calder held several senior positions in the luxury hospitality and villa sectors, including a long tenure with The Leading Hotels of the World, where he headed worldwide marketing and founded The Leading Small Hotels. Thereafter he moved on to vacation rentals with Beautiful Places, where he oversaw Caribbean operations. Scott Simmons, executive chairman and co-founder, brings expertise in leadership positions at Andrew Harper Travel, where he was chief operating officer and principal, Abercrombie & Kent, and the Harborview Nantucket, as well as a senior M&A advisor for the investment bank Cazenove & Co.
“Nocturne Luxury Villas has a unique business model that is centered on meeting and exceeding the expectations of the most discerning travelers who rely on the expertise of trusted travel advisors when making their vacation decisions,” said Calder. “In addition to decades of strategic brand marketing, Scott Wiseman brings a much-valued track record of relationship building with travel advisors that will propel NLV on its continued path to growth,” he continued.
Most recently Wiseman served as senior vice president and general manager of Apple Leisure Group Vacations overseeing six leading travel brands, including Travel Impressions where he was president for three-and-a-half years. In this role he was responsible for brand strategy, profitability, and marketing as well as training and education for the six ALGV brands. Wiseman’s prior positions included president of luxury tour operators Cox & Kings, Abercrombie & Kent, and Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club, after several years as vice president of marketing for Accor.
“We recognize that the travel advisor community will play a major role in the growth and success of NLV,” Wiseman added, “And we will work to strengthen and grow mutually beneficial partnerships with advisors as we prepare to launch new initiatives, from education to incentives, in the coming months.”
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