News for the Hospitality Executive
(London) - Dorchester Collection announces the appointment of Edward A. Mady as General Manager of The Beverly Hills Hotel. In his new role, Mr. Mady will manage the 210-room hotel, including the debut of its two new Presidential Bungalows in Los Angeles, California. He will also take on the role of West Coast Regional Director, USA for Dorchester Collection, overseeing both The Beverly Hills Hotel as well as Hotel Bel-Air , which will reopen in October 2011 and is led by General Manager Tim Lee. Mr. Mady will assume this position in mid-July.
Christopher Cowdray, Chief Executive Officer of Dorchester Collection, says, "The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air are two of the world's finest and most iconic hotels. I'm delighted that Ed will bring his leadership and innovation to these West Coast landmark properties. He is an outstanding manager and brings a wealth of luxury hotel experience and commitment to the role."
Widely recognized as a leader in the hospitality industry, Mr. Mady has worked with Dorchester Collection since June 2009, serving as General Manager of The New York Palace, the AAA Four Diamond, 899-room hotel located on Madison Avenue. During his tenure there, he significantly impacted service levels in all areas of the operation and achieved unprecedented results in the area of employee satisfaction. The pending sale of The New York Palace to Northwood Investors, a highly-regarded, private investment company, should conclude mid-July.
Prior to joining Dorchester Collection, Mr. Mady spent two decades with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, serving most prominently as Vice President and Area General Manager overseeing five hotels in San Francisco and Half Moon Bay, California; Phoenix, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Bachelor Gulch, Colorado. Other positions included General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco from 1997-2009; General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, New York from 1989-1997; and Hotel Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia from 1988-1989.
Ed Mady says, "I am honored to assume this role with the prestigious and growing Dorchester Collection brand. I'm looking forward to returning to the West Coast and working with the management teams to continue building on the success of The Beverly Hills Hotel and re-launching Hotel Bel-Air later this year."
Mr. Mady's professional path is also highlighted by leadership positions with Helmsley Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. He began his vocation in hospitality as Assistant Chief Steward with The Royal Hotel in Toronto in 1974.
Mr. Mady's illustrious career has attracted industry and consumer recognition as well as national awards for his hospitality coaching strategies, which have generated top ratings for every hotel which he has led. He received the 2011 Hospitality Professional of the Year Award from the Food and Beverage Association. Earlier this year, he was tapped as a speaker by Cornell University School of Hotel Administration to address culture and leadership in the hotel industry. Mr. Mady also received the 2009 Gold Plate award for worldwide excellence in the hotel sector from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association. He has been at the forefront of green hospitality with his efforts recently lauded by the American Hospitality and Lodging Association Educational Foundation and the University of Michigan.
Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Mr. Mady graduated with honors from Saint Clair College in Windsor with a concentration in hotel studies.
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. Dorchester Collection's Chief Executive, Christopher Cowdray, has set out the company's goal to have between 15-20 hotels by 2015. The current portfolio is managed by Dorchester Collection:
The Dorchester, London
The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills
Le Meurice, Paris
Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris
Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan
The New York Palace, New York (pending sale on July 12, 2011)
Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles (re-opening in October 2011)
Coworth Park, Ascot, UK
45 Park Lane, London (opening September 2011)
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