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Edward A. Mady Appointed General Manager
 for The New York Palace

London Wednesday 13th May 2009 -- Dorchester Collection today announced the appointment of Edward A. Mady as General Manager of The New York Palace.  Reporting directly to Christopher Cowdray, Chief Executive of Dorchester Collection Mady will commence his new position on 1st June.

Mr Mady joins from Ritz-Carlton where he has been Vice President and Area General Manager responsible for their properties in San Francisco, Half Moon Bay and Phoenix since January 2002.  Prior to that he worked in various General Manager positions for Ritz-Carlton between 1988 – 2002 including 8 years as GM for the Ritz Carlton in New York.

A graduate of Saint Clair College Hotel & Restaurant School Mady’s career spans 35 years in the hospitality industry working for luxury hotels and groups in Canada and the United States.  Before joining Ritz-Carlton Mady worked as Hotel Manager at The Helmsley Palace (now The New York Palace) between 1984 – 1988.    He started his career in 1974 with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts where he worked for 8 years in key management positions and spent 3 years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in the early 1980s.

Highly regarded within the industry, Mady was a key part of the senior team when The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award both in 1992 and in 1999.

Christopher Cowdray, Chief Executive of Dorchester Collection says: “We are thrilled to be welcoming such a respected and experienced hotelier to the Collection.   He has an excellent track record within the luxury market and his previous New York experience combined with his strong leadership skills make him the perfect man for the job.  These are exciting times for Dorchester Collection as we have more than doubled our portfolio in North America.  We have ambitious plans for The New York Palace with a major refurbishment due to start in 2011 and I know Ed will do a tremendous job in leading this exciting project.”

Speaking about his new position Mr Mady said: “After so many years with Ritz Carlton this is a major career move for me.  I have been incredibly impressed and excited by the Dorchester Collection and their plans for The New York Palace.  This is a company that has an ambitious vision and is making a real difference in the luxury hotel marketplace and I’m absolutely delighted to be joining at such an important stage in its development. Equally I’m looking forward to working with the management team and employees at The New York Palace to create one of the finest hotels in New York.”

In August 2008 Dorchester Collection announced two new hotels would be joining its portfolio – the Hotel Bel-Air and The New York Palace – bringing the total number of hotels in the Collection to seven including The Dorchester in London, the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Hôtel Plaza Athénée and Le Meurice in Paris and the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan.

Dorchester Collection
The Dorchester Collection is the successor to the Dorchester Group, originally established in 1996 to manage a portfolio of some of the world’s foremost luxury hotels in Europe and the USA. The launch of Dorchester Collection in 2006 signalled a change to the strategic goals of the company. By applying its unrivalled experience and capability in owning and operating some of the world’s great individual hotels, the company’s vision is to become the ultimate hotel management company, with a passion for excellence and innovation, honouring the individuality and heritage of its iconic hotels.   This will be achieved through acquisition as well as management of wholly-owned and part-owned hotels. Backing the strategy is a strong company branding that expresses the market’s universally high regard for the current portfolio and the distinctive common values held by all Dorchester Collection hotels. 
The current portfolio managed by Dorchester Collection:

The Dorchester in London, The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Le Meurice in Paris, Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris, Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan,The New York Palace in New York,  Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, Coworth Park, Surrey, UK (Opening 2010),  45 Park Lane, London (Opening 2010), www.dorchestercollection.com



Contact:

Peretti Communications
Laura de’ Castiglioni
laura.dc@peretti.com

or
Jackie McDevitt

Jackie.m@peretti.com


Telephone: 020 7915-4777

 
Dorchester Collection
Anna Glover
Telephone: 0207 319 7524

aglover@dorchestercollection.com

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