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 Roland Fasel Appointed General Manager
of The Dorchester, London



London, July 15, 2008 - The Dorchester Collection announces the appointment of Roland Fasel as General Manager of The Dorchester. In his new role Fasel will be responsible for managing the 250 room hotel, and overseeing a team of approximately 600 employees. He will also take on the role of UK Regional Director for the Dorchester Collection, which currently owns the The Dorchester in London, Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, the Hôtel Plaza Athénée and Le Meurice in Paris and the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan. 
 
Fasel, age 46, joins The Dorchester from the InterContinental London Park Lane where he has been General Manager for the past four years.   During his 23 year career he has worked at some of the most prestigious properties in the world including Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in St. Moritz when it was part of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and spent five years with the Shangri-La Group.  
 
Christopher Cowdray, Chief Executive of Dorchester Collection says: “The Dorchester is undoubtedly one of the world’s finest and most famous hotels and I’m delighted that Roland will be joining the Collection to run our flagship London property.   He is an outstanding manager and brings with him a wealth of experience of running international luxury hotels. Over the past few years The Dorchester has become synonymous with luxury within the high-end travel market and I am sure that with Roland’s leadership qualities and passionate commitment to the role the hotel will achieve even greater success”. 
 
Fasel will take over for Christopher Cowdray in mid-September 2008.
 
Speaking about his new position Fasel said: “This is a dream come true to manage such an iconic hotel as The Dorchester. I am looking forward to working with the management team to continue to be the number one choice for guests, to create a dynamic environment for staff, and to ensure a profitable investment for our owners. I’m equally thrilled to be joining the Dorchester Collection which already boasts five of the world’s most prestigious hotels and is a global hotel brand with tremendous growth prospects.

About the Dorchester Collection
With five of the world’s foremost five-star addresses, the Dorchester Collection celebrates luxury with hotels of original character and the most modern amenities. Established as the Dorchester Group by the Brunei Investment Agency in 1996, the Dorchester Collection was rebranded in 2006 to develop an impeccable portfolio of traditional and contemporary properties in Europe and the United States. The current portfolio of owned and managed properties includes The Dorchester, a 244-room hotel long favored by the cream of society in the heart of Mayfair in London; The Beverly Hill Hotel, a glamorous and celebrity-friendly 204-room property on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles; the elegant Le Meurice Hotel, a centuries-old, 120-room property located between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre on rue de Rivoli in Paris; Hôtel Plaza Athénée, a 188-room embodiment of Parisian luxury set between Avenue des Champs Elysées and the Eiffel Tower; and Hotel Principe di Savoia, a cosmopolitan, 401-room property on the Piazza della Repubblica in Milan. With unrivaled experience and capability, cross-property values of the highest order, and strong company branding that expresses universally high regard for its portfolio, Dorchester Collection assures a consistently exceptional guest experience at all of its hotels. U.S. reservations: 800.650.1842; www.dorchestercollection.com 

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Contact:

Melissa Mattiace
Hawkins International PR
212.255.6541
MelissaM@hawkpr.com

 

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Also See: Roland Fasel Appointed General Manager at the 451 room InterContinental London / June 2004
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