Worldwide: Luxury hotel operator Dorchester Collection has promoted current CEO Christopher Cowdray to president, with Helen Smith and Eugenio Pirri taking up the CEO position together.
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.
UK: The shortlists for the 2023 Independent Hotel of the Year and the GM of the Future awards have been revealed ahead of the Independent Hotel Show in London, 16-17th October.
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