UK: Philip Morris has been promoted to vice president of commercial at Dorchester Collection, effective immediately.
UAE: Opening Q4 2022, The Lana hotel in Dubai will be the region’s first Dorchester Collection property and the tenth worldwide. The three-story tower, designed by Foster + Partners, will feature 225 rooms and suites with interiors by Gilles and Boissier. Amenities include an indoor-outdoor social lobby space, a pastry
UK: The Dorchester Collection will launch a training academy in luxury services for third-party clients Dorchester Collection has announced plans to launch a training academy in luxury services in the hospitality industry. The academy will be headed by newly appointed global director Beth Aarons, who has been appointed to the
Vincent McGrath has been appointed hotel manager of The Dorchester in London, arriving alongside Luca Virgilio the new general manager.
Worldwide: Owner-operator Maybourne Hotel Group has named Roland Fasel as the group’s chief operating officer, effective April 2023.
Italy: Mirko Cattini has been named as general manager of Rome Hotel Eden by Dorchester Collection, effective 14 February 2022. Cattini is currently hotel manager of The Dorchester, London. In his new role in Rome, he will be taking over from Luca Virgilio who is moving to London as general
It’s great to see some new hotel openings in the pipeline – a promising start to 2022 given that building materials and construction costs have been increasing. The Middle East in particular seems to be a hotspot for upcoming properties, with 25hours, Dorchester Collection, and General Hotel Management (GHM) all expanding
UK: The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) has launched its youth council – Aspiring in Hospitality Group – for the first time in the organisation’s 83-year history. The council, made up of students and young professionals at the start of their careers, is the idea of chief executive Robert Richardson. The
Worldwide: Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI), a members-only organisation reporting on the luxury travel market, has revealed its top global hotel brands following a 12 month assessment. LTI – Luxury Travel Intelligence is a members-only organisation reporting on the luxury travel market. The company has spent the last 12 months developing
UK: The Hotel Marketing Association (HMA) has appointed Petra Clayton as its chair, succeeding Ed Purnell and Julian Ebbutt. Clayton, CEO and founder of hospitality marketing agency Custard Communications, was formally appointed on 1 June 2020. Clayton said: “This has to be one of the most intense and pivotal years