Our Story

The secret of change is to focus your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. – Socrates


We are intentional innovators of luxury hospitality, committed to excellence, driven by value and empowered by the entrepreneurial spirit of a collaborative team. Inspired by the cultures and places where we develop, we envision and execute iconic hospitality projects that champion sustainable development.


Founded in 2006 and based in Austin, Texas, Alderock is a privately held real estate development company of international luxury hotels, resorts and residential properties. Alderock and its executive team enjoy unrivaled hospitality development experience spanning four decades, across six continents, within 54 countries and involving over 95 projects.


Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. – C.S. Lewis


Steadfast standards of professional, ethical and transparent conduct guide our commitment to be environmentally and socially responsible for the well-being of the places we impact.

Our emphasis is on collaborative teamwork based on trust and empowerment, with an overriding philosophy of placing the client first. This approach has fostered our ability to forge deep and lasting relationships founded on the Golden Rule.

We are passionate about the envisioning process and work tirelessly to solve problems and create opportunities that deliver uncompromised results. The emphasis is to achieve a balance between achieving intrinsic value for the consumer and economic value for the stakeholders.


There comes a point in the journey when experience frees the mind to imagine a greater possibility. – Stuart Fearnley


Our careers have enabled us to participate in the creation of several innovative luxury real estate concepts. The benefit of this history allows us to confidently challenge the status quo and to not settle for the ordinary. We strive for excellence and seek the extraordinary.

The evolution of luxury hospitality originates with the consumer, whose demographic is dynamic and whose objectives are evolving. Our focus is to deliver timeless projects that are innovative, technologically current and deliver intrinsic value while meeting the expectations for incomparable experiential hospitality.

Our hospitality operating partners must share the same passion to deliver a luxury hospitality experience that appeals to the evolving luxury consumer.


If I have seen farther, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.
– Sir Isaac Newton


Alderock’s founder, Stuart Fearnley, pursued his perennial dream of becoming an independent real estate developer of innovative luxury hotels and resorts after a successful 25-year corporate career in international real estate development. Among his projects are world-class high-rise commercial office towers, urban high-end retail malls, theatres and luxury hotels and resorts.

Influenced by the passion of visionary business mentors and the powerful corporate cultures within which he had worked, Stuart was inspired to form Alderock. Its mission continues to envision and develop financially responsible and innovative luxury hospitality projects that appeal to the desires, expectations and values of the evolving luxury consumer.

In 2010, Alderock gained a strategic principal when Karen Kogut, a seasoned business executive and creative design manager, became an Alderock shareholder and joined the company’s leadership team.

Top Photo: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole. Courtesy of and Copyright © John Sutton Photography