J.M. Friedman & Co.

Tailored Hospitality

Who We Are

We are a small agency that has an extensive network of global hospitality professionals to work with as needed, that’s the &Co. part of J.M.Friedman. This structure allows us to have access to best people for each project’s needs while allowing us to keep costs down and passing these savings onto our clients.

When you work with J.M.Friedman&Co., Jason M. Friedman will always be the principal on your project.

Selected Projects

Rosewood Luang Prabang

Luxury Resort Development & Management
2020 Conde Nast Traveler #1 Hotel in Asia, #10 Hotel Globally
Owners Representative for Concept, Development, Management

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

Luxury Tented Camp Development and Management
Opening and Operating General Manager

The Siam Hotel Bangkok

Luxury Hotel Development and Management
Opening and Operating General Manager

InterContinental Khao Yai National Park

Luxury Resort Development
45 Rooms and Suites, Restaurant & Bars, Wellness, Full Service Luxury Resort
Opening Sept 2021
Owners Representative for Concept, Development, Management

Bensley Collection Shinta Mani Wild

Luxury Camp Development & Management
15 Luxury Tents on an 800 Acre private nature sanctuary
Director of Product & Development

qualia Resort

Luxury Resort Development and Management
Opening & Operating General Manager

The Kudanil Explorer

Luxury Expedition Cruise Ship
Consultant for Development and Management

Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort

Boutique Nature Resort
32 suites & villas, bars restaurant, 800 acre natural estate
Consultant/Owner for re-development and management

Aqua Blu, Aqua Expeditions

Luxury Expedition Cruise Ship
Development of all itineraries and product training
Consultant for Product Development

More Projects

  • Active
  • Inactive
Project Description Scope
Amaala Saudi Arabia, The Red Sea Mixed Use Luxury Resort Mega Project
AMAALA will curate transformative, personal journeys inspired by arts, wellness and the purity of the Red Sea.
Opening TBD
Consultant on Marine Tourism Development
Amburaya Samui Koh Samui, Thailand Luxury Resort Development
40 Villas, Restaurant & Bars, Full Service Luxury Resort
Opening TBD
Lead Consultant for Concept, Development, Management View
Bensley Collection Siem Reap Siem Reap, Cambodia Luxury Resort Development & Management
10 Private pool villa resort
Director of Product & Development View
El Secreto Resort Belize Luxury Resort Management General Consultant for redevelopment
Gal Oya Lodge Sri Lanka Luxury Lodge General Development Consultant
Jati Private Island Resort Bamboo Island, Cambodia Boutique Resort Development & Management
70 villas, Restaurants & Bars, Wellness
Opening Q4 2021
Owners Representative for Concept, Development, Management
Khmer Tonics Spa and Wellness Cambodia and China Spa Brand Development Director of Product & Development View
Mountain Lodges of Nepal Nepal Collection of 16 lodges across Nepal
Opening in 2021
To develop and launch the brand and set up all operations.
Sherpa Hospitality Nepal Hospitality Management Company
Will mange 18 lodges, 2 hotels, a DMC, multiple F&B outlets and other hospitality operations across Nepal.
Opening in 2021
Development of a new Hospitality Management Company
Shinta Mani Angkor Siem Reap, Cambodia Luxury Resort Management
39 Suites, Restaurants & Bars, Spa
Director of Product & Development View
Shinta Mani Loong Bay China Luxury Resort Development
70 Pool Villas, Restaurant & Bars, Wellness, Full Service Luxury Resort
Opening TBD
Director of Product & Development
Shinta Mani Shack Siem Reap, Cambodia Luxury Resort Management
66 Rooms & Suites, Restaurants & Bar
Director of Product & Development View
The Bodog Beach Society Jolly Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda Bar & Restaurant Complex
4 Bars, 2 Restaurants and a Beach Club
Opening Oct 2021
Consultant for Concept, Development, Management
The Valley Church Project Antigua & Barbuda Luxury Resort and Residential Development
68 Villas, 5 Residences, Integrative Health and Spa Village, Beach Club, Retail, Restaurants and Bars
Opening Oct 2024
Consultant for Concept, Development, Management View
Tiger Tops Nepal Luxury Lodges General Operations Consultant
Treeline Urban Resort Siem Reap, Cambodia Boutique Resort Development.
45 Rooms, Restaurants & Bars, Spa.
Director of Product & Development (Pre-Opening)
World Wide China China Luxury Safari Park and Resort Development Consultant for Master planning

Who I Am

A native New Yorker, Jason has spent the past 2 decades in the hospitality industry working across Asia with brands such as Four Seasons, Raffles and Amanresorts as well as independent properties such as The Siam and Qualia Australia. He and his hotels have received many accolades including Best General Manager Worldwide 2015 by Gallivanter’s Guide and Best Hotel Manager Worldwide 2013 by Andrew Harper - The Hideaway Report.

In 2016, with a wealth of experience and a creative mind, he formed the hospitality and tourism consulting firm J.M. Friedman&Co. Specializing in the conceptualization, development, opening and operations of experience driven, luxury resorts. The boutique nature of this firm allows Jason to be the principal on every project he works on.

A luxury traveler since childhood, Jason understands the luxury guest experience from the standpoint of a guest giving him a unique insight into guest needs which allows him to better develop experiences for those guests.

Shinta Mani Siem Reap (Bensley Collection)
Shinta Mani Wild (Bensley Collection)

What We Do

We specialize in working with owners on the conceptualization, development, pre-opening, marketing, positioning and management of small luxury hotels resorts.
  • Owners Representation
  • Guest Experience Development
  • Site Survey
  • Strategic Planning
  • Property Operations & Management
  • Conceptual
  • Guest Services Development
  • Pre-Opening
  • Positioning
  • Hotel Rescue
  • Hotel Programming
  • Hotel Design Assessment
  • Technical Services
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Hotel Babysitting

Honors & Awards

101 Best Hotels in The World - Walk On The Wild Side
TATLER (UK) TRAVEL GUIDE
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
100 Greatest Experiences in The World
HARPER’S BAZAAR ULTIMATE TRAVEL GUIDE (UK)
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
Editor’s Choice Awards 2020 – Favourite Hotel of 2019
Andrew Harper Hideaway Report
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
Eco-Friendly Accommodation of the Year Award
LUXURY TRAVEL GROUP ASIA & AUSTRALIA AWARDS
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
Readers Choice Awards - Best Hotels in Asia #2
Condè Nast Traveller
Rosewood Luang Prabang
Readers Choice Awards - Best Resorts in Asia #20
Condè Nast Traveller
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
Conde Nast Traveler – No. 1, Best New Hotels in Asia and the Indian Ocean 2019 Hot List
Conde Nast Traveler
Rosewood Luang Prabang
Conde Nast Traveler – No. 10, Best Hotel in the World Readers’ Choice Awards
Conde Nast Traveler
Rosewood Luang Prabang
Conde Nast Traveler – Hot List 2019 (The Best New Hotels in the World: 2019 Hot List)
Conde Nast Traveler
Rosewood Luang Prabang
AFAR – The Stay List 2019 (The Best New Hotels in the World: The Stay List 2019
AFAR Magazine
Rosewood Luang Prabang
Travel + Leisure – It List 2019 (The Best New Hotels in the World: It List 2019)
Travel + Leisure
Rosewood Luang Prabang
World Spa Awards - No. 1 Laos Best Hotel Spa 2019
World Spa Awards
Rosewood Luang Prabang
Big Sleep Awards 2019: ‘Clean & Green’ winner
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER (UK)
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
Eco-Spa of the Year – Khmer Tonics Spa
DESTINATION DELUXE AWARDS (HK)
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
Best Mother/Daughter Bucket List Trips
Forbes Magazine
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
Conde Nast Traveller Hot List
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER (SPAIN)
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
Best of the Best
ROBB REPORT MAGAZINE (USA)
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
Best New Hotels 2019 – Finalist
SURFACE MAGAZINE (USA)
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
Best New Hotels in Asia Pacific
DESTINASIAN MAGAZINE (JAKARTA)
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
Best New Hotels in the World
WORLD TRAVEL MAGAZINE (SINGAPORE)
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
World’s Best Hotels (Asia)
Fodors
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
Reggie Shiu Development of the Year Award
HOTEL INVESTMENT CONFERENCE ASIA PACIFIC (HICAP)
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
100 Greatest Experiences in The World
HARPER’S BAZAAR ULTIMATE TRAVEL GUIDE (UK)
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
Conde Nast Traveller Hot List
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER (UK)
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
World’s Greatest Places 2019
TIME MAGAZINE (USA)
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
The Best New Hotels in the World 2018, T&C Hotel Awards
Town and Country
Rosewood Luang Prabang
Conde Nast Traveler - Best New Hotels in the World Hot List 2018
Conde Nast Traveler
Rosewood Luang Prabang
Conde Nast Traveler - The Gold List
Conde Nast Traveler
The Siam
READER’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 – Best Small Hotel Worldwide
The Gallivanter’s Guide
The Siam
READER’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 – Best General Manager Worldwide Winner (Jason M. Friedman)
The Gallivanter’s Guide
The Siam
THE SPA AWARD 2015 – Most Outstanding City Spa
Conde Nast Traveler (UK)
The Siam
READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2015 – Best General Manager Worldwide 2nd Place
The Gallivanter’s Guide
The Siam
THE GOLD STANDARD 2014 – Best City Hotel Worldwide
Conde Nast Traveler
The Siam
THE BEST LIST 2014 – Best Urban Retreat
Vanity Fair
The Siam
READER’S CHOICE AWARDS 2014 – Best Small Hotel/Resort Worldwide
The Gallivanter’s Guide
The Siam
READER’S CHOICE AWARDS 2014 – Best City Hotel in South East Asia 2nd Place
The Gallivanter’s Guide
The Siam
READER’S CHOICE AWARDS 2014 – Best Hotel Spa Worldwide 2nd Place
The Gallivanter’s Guide
The Siam
HOTEL MANAGER OF THE YEAR 2013 (Jason M. Friedman)
Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report
The Siam
TATLER TRAVEL AWARDS 2013 Slinky City Destination – Best City Hotel 2013
Tatler Magazine (UK)
The Siam
THE IT LIST 2013 – The Coolest New Hotels of 2012
Travel + Leisure
The Siam
THE BEST OF THE BEST 2013 – 1 of the 5 Best Hotels in the World
The Robb Report
The Siam
HOT LIST 2013 The Best New Hotels in the World
Conde Nast Traveler
The Siam
HOT LIST 2013 The Best New Spas in the World – The Opium Spa
Conde Nast Traveler
The Siam
WORLD LUXURY SPA AWARDS – Best Luxury Resort Spa in Thailand 2013
World Luxury Spa Awards
The Siam
GRAND AWARD 2013
Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report
The Siam
BEST SUITES OF BANGKOK 2013
Elite Traveler
The Siam
GALLIVANTER AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE – Best City Hotel Worldwide
The Gallivanter’s Guide
The Siam
GALLIVANTER AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE – Hotel of the Year
The Gallivanter’s Guide
The Siam
HOT LIST 2012
Conde Nast Traveler (Spain)
The Siam
BEST NEW HOTELS 2012
Elle UK
The Siam
TOP HOTEL SUITES OF THE WORLD 2012
Elite Traveler
The Siam
HOT NEW HOTELS 2012
The Luxury Travel Bible
The Siam
THE HOT 100 2012
Gourmet Traveller Australia
The Siam
VIRTUOSO BEST OF THE BEST – Most Innovative Guest Experience
Virtuoso
The Siam
Best Resort in the World
Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards
qualia, Australia
Lewis & Clark Chronicle feature on Jason M. Friedman
Lewis & Clark College
media
Gold List
Condé Nast Traveller (UK)
qualia, Australia
#4 Best Leisure Resort Worldwide 2009
2009 Gallivanters Guide
Qualia
Best Resort Accommodation
Australian Gourmet Traveller Awards
qualia, Australia
Best Luxury Accommodation
Tourism Whitsunday Awards
qualia, Australia
Hotel of the Year,
HM Magazine Awards
qualia, Australia
Resort of the Year
HM Magazine Awards
qualia, Australia
Leaders in Luxury
Elite Traveler
The Siam
Condé Nast Traveler Best Hotel in The World
Condé Nast Traveler Magazine
The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Condé Nast Traveler Best Food in Asia
Conde Nast Traveler USA Gold List 2008
The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Conde Nast Traveler Best Room in Asia 2008
Conde Nast Traveler USA Gold List 2008
The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Condé Nast Traveler Best Service in Asia 2008
Condé Nast Traveler USA Gold List 2008
The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Hot List
Conde Nast Traveler (UK)
qualia, Australia
Hot List
Conde Nast Traveler
qualia, Australia
The IT List
Travel + Leisure USA
qualia, Australia
Best New Accommodation
Australian Gourmet Traveller Awards
qualia, Australia
Best New Tourism Development
Tourism Whitsunday Awards
qualia, Australia
Best Resort
HM Magazine Awards
qualia, Australia
Virtuoso Most Innovative New Hotel
Virtuoso Best of the Best Awards 2007
The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Travel & Leisure IT List 2006
Travel and Leisure April 2006
The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2006
Condé Nast Traveler April 2006
The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Gallivanters Guide Editors Choice Award 2006
Gallivanters Guide April 2006
The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

Contact

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