Bloomberg Law
Jan. 3, 2022, 4:48 PM

Virgin Hotels General Counsel Jumps to Standard Hotel Chain

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Standard International Management LLC, the parent of boutique hotels The Standard and Bunkhouse, hired its new general counsel from Virgin Group Holdings Ltd.

Thayer Thompson, who has worked at billionaire Richard Branson’s companies since 2008, replaces Amber Asher, who was elevated to become Standard International’s chief executive officer in October.

“After 14 incredible years with Virgin Hotels, I have now moved on to my next adventure,” said an auto-response message from Thompson at the company.

He takes on a new top legal role as the pandemic severely challenges the hospitality industry. Standard International, which has 16 hotel, food, and beverage ...

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