A dynamic top-performing entrepreneur with over 20-years of experience in the luxury travel and real estate arena in North America, South America, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean, Tina Lyra is respected as an expert in the industry.
Prior to launching TL Portfolio, Tina held leadership roles in world renown brands such as Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Hyatt International and Sotheby’s International Realty, amongst others.
A graduate of Les Roches Hotel School in Switzerland, Tina developed her career working for the best in travel. Over a span of +20 years, Tina travelled the globe seeking new challenges and opportunities from Mexico to Switzerland to Paris to New York, onto Singapore, Turks & Caicos, Miami and eventually back to her home town of São Paulo, Brazil.
TL Portfolio was launched in 2012 with the unique desire to showcase the most exclusive independent hotels and operators to the luxury travel trade and media. The firm spent the first 3-year dedicated exclusively to the Brazilian market. 2016 saw the first international expansion with TL Portfolio South America based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mexico followed in 2017 as the firm’s presence in Latin America continued to strengthen its position as the leading firm in sales, marketing and public relations within this niche segment. In January 2018, TL Portfolio North America (covering USA and Canada) launched with an office in New York and in May of the same year, Los Angeles was added to the mix.
Brazilian of Czech-American parents, Tina holds three nationalities and is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English. Having lived in numerous countries, enables her to recognize the importance of diversity and effective communication.
Tina’s international knowledge and global experience have been instrumental in her success.
Amongst other activities, Tina has recently dedicated some of her time to education and public speaking.