News for the Hospitality Executive
as Director of Sales and Marketing for
The Lenox Hotel, Boston
|Boston, MA (January 17, 2007) - The Lenox Hotel, a historic
AAA Four Diamond hotel in Boston's prestigious Back Bay neighborhood has
named Daniel Donahue as General Manager and Sheila Hayden as Director of
Sales and Marketing for the hotel. Both bring extensive hospitality experience
and senior management expertise to The Lenox and The Saunders Hotel Group.
Mr. Donahue most recently served as Deputy General Manager, directing hotel operations at Jurys Boston, a hotel he helped open in 2004. Mr. Donahue led the hotel to achieve a number of accolades, including Boston Magazine's "Best New Hotel, 2005" and Conde Nast Traveler's "Hot Tables, 2005" distinction for the Stanhope Grille. Prior to that, he worked as Director of Operations at the Jurys Hotel in Washington DC. Mr. Donahue began his hospitality career in 1990 with the T.G.I. Fridays Group, and joined Starwood Hotels in 1995, holding senior managerial roles with Washington-area hotels including the Marriott Crystal City Courtyard and BWI Marriott. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Elliott Memorial School and plays an active role within his community.
Ms. Hayden brings nineteen years of experience to her position as Director of Sales and Marketing. Most recently, she was Northeast Regional Director of Sales for the Garrett Hotel Group whose properties include The Point, The Lake Placid Lodge, The Inn of the Five Graces and The Willcox hotel. Prior to joining Garrett, Ms. Hayden spent nearly a decade of her career with Swissotel Boston, from 1993 through 2002. She began as Director of Conference Services and progressed to Senior Sales Manager, Assistant Director of Sales and finally Director of Sales and Marketing, earning National Director of Sales and Marketing of the Year recognition from Swissotel in both 2000 and 2001. Ms. Hayden began her lodging career in the metro-Boston area, working with the Back Bay Hilton, Hilton at Dedham Place, the Sheraton Tara Hotel in Newton and the Copley Plaza Hotel. She is a graduate of Niagara University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and participated in the GWSAE, HSMAI, MPI, ASAE, NACE, MLA, DCA and MOTT, and NBTA professional associations.
"The Lenox is a world class hotel and we are excited to add this world class talent to lead us forward. With the opening of many new hotels in Boston, guests have several choices. Our new team will help us provide superb, memorable service, one guest at a time." said Jeffrey Saunders, President & CEO of The Saunders Hotel Group. "We expect Mr. Donahue and Ms. Hayden to infuse The Lenox with the passion, pride and professionalism that complement our ongoing investment in the physical plant and innovative services at The Lenox, one of Boston's true Four Diamond gems."
The Lenox Hotel
The Saunders Hotel Group
|Also See:||The Saunders Hotel Group's Lenox Hotel Sets the Standard in Urban, Luxury Ecotourism / January 2007|
|The Lenox Has a New Face; 225,000 New Bricks, 60 Tons of Terra Cotta and $10 million Later, a Six Year Restoration is Completed / Oct 2002|
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