News for the Hospitality Executive
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 26, 2012) – The recently reinvented, Melrose Hotel -- a glamorously chic, art-deco inspired Washington DC boutique hotel -- proudly announces Joseph Dantoni as general manager. With more than 20 years experience in luxury hotel operations and a designation as General Manager of the Year by Remington Hotels, Dantoni aims to usher in a new era of style and customer service at the newly enhanced and redesigned Melrose Hotel.
“I am very honored Remington Hotels selected me for the GM recognition. I have had the good fortune to be surrounded by outstanding people in my life starting with my family, fellow team members and a company that inspires me to achieve my best,” says Dantoni. “Our efforts at The Melrose Hotel are focused on welcoming guests from across the globe to the new experience, new design and soon, new restaurant, Jardenea.”
With a dedication to providing world-class customer service, a track record of strong achievement at upscale properties and being recognized as the general manager of the year, Dantoni is well equipped to lead the seasoned staff of the iconic Georgetown property.
Dantoni’s experience as general manager includes the 144-key Historic Inns of Annapolis, a historic boutique hotel in Annapolis, Md., where in January 2011 Dantoni was named Remington Hotels’ General Manager of the Year and he increased revenues to the highest levels in property history and significantly improved guest service scores. He also served as general manager at The Lodge at Woodloch in Hawley, Penn., where he oversaw the vision, positioning, goals and marketing direction as the lodge opened its doors and became an instant success. Dantoni’s hospitality management background also includes positions with the Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore, Md. and Omni Hotels in Washington, D.C.
“Dantoni’s attention to the overall customer experience and his deep understanding of the hospitality landscape in this region is invaluable in his position at The Melrose Hotel,” says Sileshi Mengiste, vice president Remington Hotels’ Gallery of Luxury Division. “We are proud to have such a dedicated hotelier as part of our Remington team.”
Managed by The Gallery, a collection of luxury resorts by Remington Hotels, The Melrose Hotel’s signature farm-to-fork restaurant, Jardenea, is opening winter 2012 Bestowing an inspired concept revolving around being “Inventive, Current and Conscientious” in both food selection and motif, Jardenea places high importance on sustainability and as much locally sourced ingredients as possible.
The Melrose Hotel is a stylish Washington DC boutique in the Georgetown neighborhood. Ideally located near the Foggy Bottom Metro Station, the hotel is within walking distance of countless national landmarks and attractions. Spacious guestrooms feature a modern, sleek upscale design with soothing color palate complimented by decadent amenities, creating lavish accommodations with large windows overlooking the historic town. Presenting an inviting lobby, extensive modern fitness center, business center, high-speed internet access and multiple meeting spaces, The Melrose Hotel accommodates business and leisure travelers.
For more information on The Melrose Hotel, visit melrosehoteldc.com or call (800) MELROSE. Follow facebook.com/TheMelroseHotel and twitter.com/melrosehoteldc.
Allison Hess / Autumn Barnes Mayfield
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