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Dorchester Collection Appoints Eugenio Pirri as Vice President,
People and Organizational Development

December 13, 2011 (London)
- With a career spanning over 20 years in the hospitality industry, Pirri joins Dorchester Collection from his most recent position as regional director of human resources at The Savoy & Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Europe, where he was responsible for executing corporate HR strategy within the European properties.

Pirri began his career in food and beverage, later moving into human resources. He has worked in Canada and the US as director of human resources for Delta Hotels and Starwood Hotels (in both the W and Westin Hotels & Resorts) and director of learning and development at Pan Pacific Hotels. Pirri holds a diploma in Hospitality Administration and completed studies in Employment Law and Human Rights in Vancouver, receiving his professional Certified Human Resources Professional designation in 2002.

Chief executive officer Christopher Cowdray commented, "We are delighted to welcome a seasoned professional of Eugenio Pirri's caliber. With his esteemed reputation and extensive industry knowledge, he is a valuable addition to the executive team."

Commenting on his new role, Pirri said, "Dorchester Collection is seen as the benchmark for luxury hospitality and I look forward to meeting the challenges that this new position in a growing company presents."

Dorchester Collection

Dorchester Collection is a portfolio of the world's foremost luxury hotels in Europe and the USA, each of which reflects the distinctive culture of its destination. By applying its unrivalled experience and capability in owning and operating some of the greatest individual hotels, the company's mission is to develop an impeccable group of the finest landmark hotels through acquisition as well as management of wholly-owned and part-owned hotels, and to enter into management agreements.

The current portfolio includes the following hotels (in order of them joining the group):

The Dorchester
, London
The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills
Le Meurice, Paris
Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris
Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan
Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
Coworth Park, Ascot, UK
45 Park Lane, London
Le Richemond, Geneva

Shin-Jung Hong
Hawkins International PR
 (212) 255-6541

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