Our Team

We're an international team with a diverse set of skills. We're all passionate about leading a global, connected lifestyle and sleeping in really comfortable beds.


Janine Yorio

CEO/Co-Founder

Previously, Janine was head of acquisitions and development at Standard Hotels and covered the hotel sector for private equity firm NorthStar Capital.

Najla Austin

Sales & Marketing

Previously, Najla led marketing for luxury beauty products and services.

Sammy Weisleder

Global Partnerships

Sammy is a real estate developer with holdings across Latin America. He also co-produced the film Hands of Stone with Robert DeNiro.

Kostas Ketikidis

Business Development

Kostas has arranged hotel partnerships for tour operators across Europe for TUI and Tourboks.

Brett Woodward

CTO

Brett loves programming and data analysis. Previously, he was co-founder and systems architect for an advertising technology firm. He graduated from Wharton.

Jearranai Jujaroen

Senior Software Engineer

Jear has over 10 years experience running a family business, and previously mentored students in full-stack programming. She is an enthusiast for disruptive technology.

Shaun Forney

Finance & Pricing

Previously, Shaun worked in revenue management and dynamic pricing at JetBlue and Boeing.

TJ Kawamura

Partnerships

TJ previously worked with Roam Co-living and oversees regional expansion and partnerships.

Melanie Swisher

Architecture & Interior Design

Melanie is an architect who has designed over 300 hotels worldwide. Previously, she was director of design for Marriott International.

Theresa Alosa

Location Coordinator

Theresa is an interior designer with 20 years of design experience in the hospitality industry.

Emilia Menocal

Culture & Cuba

Emilia previously worked in marketing for Standard Hotels and made a movie with Charlize Theron about hip-hop in Cuba.

Simone Abel

Membership & Bookings

DEFINITELY HUMAN MEMBER OF STAYAWHILE. ENJOYS WALKS ON HUMAN BEACHES AND EXECUTING REWARDING TASKS. HA HA.

Join Our Team

We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our growing team.


For press inquiries, please contact Najla Austin.