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Our Foundation

HOSPITALITY HAS ALWAYS BEEN OUR BUSINESS

Our founder, Rob Blood, purchased his first property at the age of 28 in Kennebunkport, Maine. Eighteen years of extremely hands-on experience later, he’s built Lark into a network designed to grow and support experiential, design-driven independent-spirited hotels across America. Formally founded in 2012 and buoyed by a team of equally hotel-obsessed experts, Lark Hotels is a haven for properties that break the mold and reflect the character of their setting.

We’re in a truly unique position to understand the challenges you’re facing as an owner today, and the ones you’ll confront in the future—and absorb the responsibilities that come with the solutions. Our model is based on bringing our hard-won lessons to bear in every scenario, so together we can open a financially viable hotel that feels like a well-oiled machine on day one—and only gets better from there. With over 30 hotels, and several restaurants, we’re just getting started.

OUR BELIEFS

A personalized approach

We believe that independent, lifestyle-driven hotels shouldn’t have to choose between going it alone or becoming just a number to a faceless corporation. We treat each new project with respect for its history, and have a vested interest in making it the best it can possibly be for owners, employees, and guests. Strong relationships are at the core of our company culture, and we infuse all of our decisions with both our extensive personal experience and data-driven decision making for optimal results.

We’re here to be as involved as you’d like us to be—to act as a partner, sounding board, support team, and maybe even a mentor. Common sense and efficiency are key, so we’ve implemented a simplified tech stack to keep everything running smoothly; we leverage that technology to make our team’s jobs easier and your bottom line bigger. We want to preserve the spirit of discovery when it comes to boutique properties, and support owners in creating a legacy that can thrive and deliver value for decades to come.
Leadership

FEARLESS LEADERSHIP

We never shy away from a challenge.

We’ve been told “you can’t do that” more times than we can remember, but we’re all about breaking the mold. We see opportunities where others see roadblocks. We have a special affinity for projects others might shy away from due to size or seasonal challenges. Each property presents new hurdles, and it’s our life’s work to overcome them while maintaining the special quirks that set each property apart. By joining Lark, you're gaining the most committed executive team in the game.
We're ready to put our considerable talents to work for you every single day.

The Attwater

The Attwater

Tradewinds Carmel

Tradewinds Carmel

Blind Tiger

Blind Tiger

Block Island Beach House

  • Block Island, RI
  • Keys: 47
  • F&B Outlets: 3
  • Function Spaces: 2
  • Brand: Lark Hotels

Block Island Beach House

The Edgartown Inn

The Edgartown Inn

21 Broad

21 Broad

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