XSS Hotels

Who We Are

At XSS Hotels, we concentrate on developing dynamic, high quality lodging with strong brand recognition. We are a vertically integrated hotel development company with expertise in site selection, permitting, project design, interior design, procurement, and project management.

Together with our management company affiliate and our construction affiliate, XSS Hotels has brought to life over 3,000 keys throughout the Northeast.

The XSS Hotels portfolio serves the full-service, boutique, upscale extended-stay, select service and upper midscale hotel segments that are licensed with Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide and Intercontinental Hotel Group or affiliated with Historic Hotels of America.

Projects are currently under development in New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Florida.

Leo Xarras is a hospitality industry veteran with more than 20 years of diverse hotel management and development experience in both the United States and the Caribbean. In addition to his development leadership, Xarras brings a wealth of design, interior design, purchasing and eCommerce experience to the XSS Team. Xarras also serves as Chairman and CEO of our management company affiliate, directly overseeing the management of the lodging portfolio.

Mark Stebbins formed Schleicher & Stebbins Hotels LLC (S&S Hotels) together with Mark Schleicher in 1995 to develop and manage hotels in the Northeast. Since then, through the aggressive and highly focused leadership of Schleicher and Stebbins, the company grew to own more than 20 hotels. In 2008, S&S Hotels teamed up with Xarras to develop hotels under the XSS Hotels platform. Stebbins is CEO of our construction affiliate and currently serves as President of The Residence Inn Advisory (TRIA) Board.

Christine Thomas directs XSS Hotels’ project acquisition, branding and collateral mixed-use development activity. Thomas has more than 25 years of experience in lodging site selection, development and operations and is focused on community partnership lodging. She is also a partner in SXC Hotels, LLC.

Leo Xarras and Mark Stebbins are also principals of SXC Hotels, LLC, a related hospitality holding company.