MARIO TRICOCICo-FounderMario possesses a rare combination of legal, business and entrepreneurial experience, providing inspiring and distinctive leadership. Mario’s extensive knowledge of investment, capital structure, and control elements of the business world along with his innate ability to foster creative vision and operational strategy have allowed him to guide companies of varying sizes to success. Prior to co-founding Aparium Hotel Group, Mario was the President and Managing Partner for the Elysian Hotel Group – the management and development company responsible for the success of the much acclaimed Elysian Hotel Chicago (now the Waldorf Astoria Chicago). Prior to spreading his entrepreneurial wings, Mario was a real-estate and finance lawyer at a large international firm where he represented many globally recognized hotel and business owners as well as investors, handling the negotiations and consummation of numerous transactions involving some of the world’s largest hotel management companies including Ritz Carlton, Rosewood, Four Seasons, and Starwood Brands.
KEVIN ROBINSONCo-FounderCo-founder of Aparium Hotel Group and its “Translocal Hospitality” philosophy, Kevin believes if you are everything for everyone, you’re not really anything. As a pioneer of a unique business model that merges the strengths of a mature corporation with the strengths of entrepreneurialism, Kevin’s “can’t stop, won’t stop” mentality paves the way for his mission in disrupting the comfort of sameness. Kevin established a wealth of experience and knowledge living and working abroad, with distinctive stints at some of the world’s finest full-service and luxury hotels. In addition to opening numerous hotels, Kevin led massive renovations, and assisted with multiple brand/ownership transitions. An adventure seeker that is always looking to try something new and wants to improve everything, he finds his Zen in the great outdoors, enjoying the simple things of life. He is also actively involved on several board positions and a non-profit organization which he co-founded.