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Our History

Daniel Vosotas purchased his first hotel in 1981 and founded Vos Hospitality in 1984 as a Michigan based owner/operator of hotel properties. By the late 1990s, Vos Hospitality had become one of Michigan's largest independent hospitality management companies and has since grown into a national company well structured to develop, acquire and manage across the US.  

Vos hospitality has over 40 year history includes 67 hotel transactions, both acquisition and new construction, across the United States representing over $1 Billion in todays value. We have built exemplary relationships with premier franchisors, and our experienced management team has successfully navigated numerous business cycles and our properties consistently over-penetrate their market competitors .  

We have a history of superb execution of market opportunities and offer premier reporting capabilities, compelling track record, strong operational and capital markets experience, and a demonstrated ability to maximize value and ROI for owners and investors. 

Meet The Team

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James Vosotas,CFA

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President/Chief Operating Officer

James rejoined Trans Inns in 2009 to refocus the company's strategic positioning, financial structure, and growth strategy to take advantage of market and industry conditions that resulted in co-founding VOS Hospitality, the lifestyle/boutique division of Trans Inns, with Daniel in 2012. 

Previously, James worked at Citigroup's investment bank for over 5 years in their Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets group in Manhattan, NY where he focused on commercial real estate debt origination, syndication, M&A advisory, private equity capital raising, and Fixed Income securitization. He has structured over $13 billion of real estate securities, underwritten and originated over $2 billion in commercial real estate mortgage and mezzanine financings, and advised on over $10 billion of M&A transactions since 2004. James also has almost a decade of hands on experience growing up in the hospitality business working for Trans Inns in various operational capacities at both the property and corporate level through high school and college. 

James holds a BS in mathematics and economics with honors from the University of Michigan and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. ​

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Daniel Vosotas,CHA

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Chairman/Chief Executive Officer 

Daniel Vosotas purchased his first hotel in 1981 and founded Trans Inns Management in 1984. Trans Inns specializes in the management and development of full and select service hotels, as well as extended stay hospitality real estate. 

The company's history includes over 67 properties across the US, representing over $1 Billion in today's dollars of hospitality real estate acquisition and development, and over $200 million in renovation projects. Trans Inns manages all properties in which it has an interest. Mr. Vosotas actively directs all aspects of the company including property and asset management, acquisitions and dispositions, ongoing operations and corporate development 

Mr. Vosotas holds a BS from Wayne State University and CHA (Certified Hotel Administrator) designation through Michigan State University School of Hospitality Business. He has also served on numerous boards and committees over the course of his career. 

James & Daniel co-founded Vos Hospitality, the lifestyle boutique division of Trans Inns.


Launched  in 2023 Daniel and James launched a global luxury villa, short-term rental real estate fund: PORTARA.

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In the bustling heart of Miami Florida, two visionaries embarked on a journey that would forever change the landscape of the hospitality industry. Daniel Vosotas founded Trans Inns Management a high-end hotel management company over four decades ago and Daniel and James founded VOS Hospitality 10 years ago. Their passion for creating unforgettable guest experiences and their unwavering commitment to excellence catapulted their business into a realm of success that few could dream of achieving.

Over the years, their hotel management company thrived, and its name became synonymous with luxury, quality, and innovation. The Vosotas's had managed and partnered with some of the most prestigious brands in the world, including Marriott, Hilton, and Starwood, building a network of exquisite hotels and resorts that spanned the United States. With a legacy spanning four decades, their expertise in the hospitality industry was unparalleled.

As the years rolled on, Daniel and James began to contemplate their next grand venture. They were drawn to the idea of expanding beyond traditional hotels and into the realm of short-term rentals, especially in the increasingly popular luxury villa market. With their extensive experience and a keen eye for emerging trends, they knew that the time was right to create something extraordinary.

And so, the Portara Short Term Rental Hospitality Fund was born. This ambitious project marked their foray into the international short-term rental market, focusing initially on the enchanting landscapes of Europe. With a vision to redefine luxury travel, Portara set its sights on acquiring and managing exclusive villas that would offer travelers a taste of opulence and sophistication like never before.

The villas selected by Portara will be nothing short of breathtaking. Nestled in picturesque locations across Europe, each villa was carefully chosen for its unique charm, architectural beauty, and cultural significance. These properties ranged from historic estates perched on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast to modern marvels overlooking the azure waters of the French Riviera.

However, what set Portara apart from the rest was its innovative approach to investment. They saw the potential of blockchain technology and its ability to transform the real estate market. Portara would become one of the pioneers in marrying blockchain and real estate, offering investors a chance to tokenize their investments in luxury villas.

The blockchain technology would bring transparency, security, and efficiency to the world of real estate investment. Investors could buy tokens representing a share of Portara's villa portfolio, making luxury real estate investments more accessible and liquid than ever before. It was a groundbreaking concept that had never been executed on such a scale.

But the Portara didn't stop there. They were determined to maximize returns for their investors. Portara ventured into decentralized finance (DeFi) strategies, harnessing the power of blockchain to create innovative financial products. These DeFi strategies were specifically tailored to enhance returns on luxury real estate investments, combining the best of both worlds in a way that had never been done before.

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