In October, 2011, two of America's most stylish independent hotel groups — Joie de Vivre and Thompson — merged to create the JT Hospitality group. In February, 2012, JT Hospitality was rebranded; Joie de Vivre and Thompson hotels now operate under the Commune Hotels & Resorts banner. Both brands are known for their unique styles, which they hope to bring to the rest of the world as they expand outside North America under the Commune umbrella. (This partnership will have little effect on the hotels' existing images.) Properties from both brands appear regularly on our list of the Best Hotels in the USA; U.S. News-ranked hotels can be found below. In 2013, Commune Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of an additional brand Tommie, which offers value-conscious, youth-oriented accommodations for travelers.
Popular sub-brands in Commune Hotels & Resorts: