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Dorchester Collection Appoints Janice Snowden as Area Director of Sales
and Marketing for The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air in California

June 5, 2012 (Los Angeles) - Edward A. Mady, regional director, West Coast, USA for Dorchester Collection and general manager of The Beverly Hills Hotel, has named hospitality executive Janice Snowden as area director of sales and marketing for The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air . In this role, Snowden assumes leadership responsibility for properties' leisure, group and catering sales, as well as advertising, public relations, e-commerce, revenue management and social media programs.

Prior to this, Snowden was the director of marketing for Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, where she directed property marketing for four years and led a sales and marketing staff of 20. Active with the Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and with the city's Film Commission and Marketing Committee, Snowden earlier led sales and marketing efforts for The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, California, and for upscale properties both in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant management.

"We are delighted to welcome Janice Snowden to our legendary California hotels and know that she will be a stellar addition to both properties," said Edward A. Mady. "Janice's clear understanding of the luxury traveler and unique aspects of our Southern California culture make her an ideal and visionary leader for our marketing team."

Beloved by entertainment royalty, a haven for the world's famous and now a century-old landmark, The Beverly Hills Hotel is celebrating its centennial year. Since opening its doors on May 12, 1912, two years before the city of Beverly Hills was officially incorporated, it signaled the birth of the community and became a cherished second home to generations of Hollywood stars.

A fabled hideaway for nearly 70 years, Hotel Bel-Air reopened its doors on October 14, 2011, after 24 months of extensive refurbishment and redesign. Internationally renowned design teams, Alexandra Champalimaud and Rockwell Group, oversaw the thoughtful restoration of the 103-room property. Master Chef Wolfgang Puck and his restaurant group, the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, oversee all of the luxury hotel's food and beverage operations.

"I am thrilled to be joining these iconic hotels during such significant times in their celebrated histories, with The Beverly Hills Hotel's centennial upon us and Hotel Bel-Air recently reopened after a two-year closure," said Snowden. "The profiles of these properties are legendary, and it is inspiring and exciting to be selected to help uphold such acclaimed standards."

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; Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris; Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan; Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles; Coworth Park, Ascot, UK; 45 Park Lane, London; and Le Richemond, Geneva.

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

Leslie Lefkowitz
PR Consultant, The Beverly Hills Hotel
and Hotel Bel-Air
(212) 255-8276

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Dorchester Collection Names Arabella El Barkouki as Director of Sales and Marketing of the 109-room Le Richemond in Geneva, Switzerland / April 2012

Dorchester Collection Appoints Denise Flanders as General Manager of Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California / April 2012

Dorchester Collection Appoints John Scanlon as Hotel Manager for The Dorchester in London, England / February 2012

Dorchester Collection Appoints Eugenio Pirri as Vice President, People and Organizational Development / December 2011

Dorchester Collection Unveils More Plans for 2011 with News from Several Properties; Highlights include the Opening of 45 Park Lane in London and the Newly Renovated Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles / August 2011

Dorchester Collection's Culinary Partners, Chefs, Restaurateurs and Food & Beverage Management Teams Plan for the Future of Hospitality Business at Recent Conference / July 2011

Dorchester Collection Appoints Edward A. Mady General Manager of The Beverly Hills Hotel and West Coast Regional Director, USA; Current GM of The New York Palace to Oversee West Coast Operations of the Luxury Hotel Collection / July 2011

The Dorchester Collection Selected to Manage 109-room Le Richemond in Geneva, Switzerland with the Group's First Third-Party Management Agreement / July 2011

The Dorchester Collection to Open 45 Park Lane in London, England / May 2011

The Dorchester Collection Names New Staff Appointments Through its Collection Including Christophe Saintagne as Head Chef for Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée in Paris and Sally Pedder as Manager for The Dorchester Spa / December 2010

The Dorchester Collection Opens the 70-room Coworth Park Located in Ascot, UK; Hotel Has Several Unique Eco-Initiatives / September 2010

Dorchester Collection Appoints Marie-Laure Akdag as Hotel Manager at the 45 Park Lane, London / June 2010

Dorchester Collection Appoints Zoe Jenkins as General Manager at New Country House Hotel, Coworth Park near Ascot, UK / November 2009

Michelin-Starred Chef John Campbell Named as Food and Beverage Director for Dorchester Collection's New Country House Estate and Spa, Coworth Park, UK / July 2009

The Dorchester Collection Building Coworth Park a New 69 room Country House Hotel near Ascot, Surrey / January 2009

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