Prior to establishing DISCOVER Collection, BB was President of the globally renowned hotel, resort and spa management company, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. BB resigned his position in July 2019, after the company was sold to the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in February of that year.
Prior to this his successful 28-year tenure with Six Senses, BB's hotel operations experience included positions with Hilton in Geneva and Hong Kong, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Munich, Hotel Baur au Lac Zurich and The Peninsula Hong Kong, all award -winning hotels noted for their high standard of service and facilities.
A graduate of the prestigious Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL), BB has served on the EHL International Advisory Board since 2013, and, in 2014, received the distinction of being awarded the annual Lifetime Achievement Award by this institution.
In 1994, Mike founded Discovery Land Company, a USA-based real estate developer and operator of private residential club communities and resorts with a world-renowned portfolio of domestic and international properties.
Located in some of the most beautiful places in the world, each Discovery Land Company project is distinct, having themes and architectural styles inspired by the natural environment and traditions of the project's locale. The private clubs have world-class resort amenities, service and club programming that create an appealing and elevated lifestyle for the entire family.
Mike's vision was created out of an enduring love of family and a deep personal desire to create intimate communities where families can forge lasting bonds, create intergenerational memories and enrich their lives in exquisite and untouched sanctuaries. That vision has resulted in the growth of one of the most renowned and successful private resort community development companies in the world.
Prior to the formation of Discovery Land Company, Mike was a managing partner at Haas & Haynie, where he was the lead developer and visionary on several high-end projects including The Estancia Club, McDowell Mountain Ranch, Cordevalle Gold Club and Lodge and Blue Oaks Estates.
Mike is also one of the three founders of the Casamigos tequila with George Clooney and Rande Gerber.
Michael Meldman founded Discovery Land Company in 1994 as a privately held, full-service real estate development company specialising in luxury residential private club communities.
Located in some of the most beautiful places in the world, each of Discovery’s projects are distinct with their own themes and architectural styles inspired by the natural environment and traditions of the project’s locale. The private clubs have world-class resort amenities, a high level of service and club programs that create an appealing and elevated lifestyle for the entire family.
Discovery provides the highest levels of service and amenities including world-class golf courses, expansive private clubs and state-of-the-art fitness facilities and spas. Discovery Land Company has a steady pipeline of development opportunities allowing the portfolio to grow and expand into major international markets.