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  Michael O’Shaughnessy Named as General Manager for Wentworth By the Sea Hotel & Spa
in Portsmouth/New Castle, New Hampshire

Portsmouth/New Castle, New Hampshire (February 28, 2013) –Michael O’Shaughnessy is the new General Manager of the Wentworth By the Sea Hotel & Spa, responsible for all operations of the historic grand hotel.. He brings many years’ experience in the hotel industry, most recently at the Four Season Hotel in San Francisco.

Mr. O’Shaughnessy brings the rooms and food and beverage experience necessary for management of Wentworth By the Sea that relies heavily on its restaurant and catering business. He joined Four Seasons Hotels in 2004 at the 5-star/5-diamond, 273-room Four Seasons Boston. Over the course of five years, he managed several food and beverage areas, overseeing the restaurant, in-room dining and banquet business until September 2009. Transferring to the 277-room, luxury Four Season San Francisco, he was Food and Beverage Manager there from 2009 to 2011 and then spent a year in the rooms division, overseeing the launch of the Four Seasons corporate innovation program before returning to New England. He has served as interim General Manager at Wentworth By the Sea since November.

“We commemorate the 10th anniversary of the reopening of Wentworth By the Sea this year and Michael has the perfect background to help us celebrate the accomplishments of the past decade – including recognition as the only New Hampshire hotel on major media lists of ‘best hotels in the world’ -- and carry us into the next decade of leadership in guest service,” said Tom Varley, Senior Vice President, Ocean Properties. “Four Seasons and Wentworth are among the few hotels in the world designated the best; and we intend to sustain and improve on that reputation with Michael and his team.”

In addition to hospitality, Mr. O’Shaughnessy brings experience as an account executive at Hill-Holiday in Boston and a degree in marketing and management from Loyola University in New Orleans to his new assignment. A native of Adare, Ireland, he and his wife, Nicole, are residing in Portsmouth.

About Wentworth By the Sea Hotel & Spa
Wentworth By the Sea commands the island of New Castle, NH's oldest settlement, next to the Distinctive Destination® of Portsmouth, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The perfect destination for a romantic getaway, family vacation or group, Wentworth by the Sea, Marriott Hotel of the Year, is just an hour north of Boston with easy access from I-95 and Manchester NH or Boston airports. The 161 guestrooms & suites blend historic elegance with 21st century convenience. Each guestroom has a water view and conveys the authentic New England sense of place for which the resort has earned its sterling reputation. Meetings, conferences and events appreciate the 10,000 sq. feet of flexible space including the original Grand Ballroom (a 4,000 sq. ft, accommodating 400 people) and the Treaty Boardroom. The hotel reopened in 2003 following a $30 million restoration that added the 10,000 sq ft Spa at Wentworth. Intimate restaurants with imaginative cuisine, indoor and outdoor pools, nearby ocean beach, fitness and business centers, WiFi and an unwavering commitment to guest service make Wentworth By the Sea one of the great resort hotels of NH, New England and the world. For information and reservations, , 603-422-7322.


Stephanie Seacord
Leading Edge
Box 960
Newfields NH 03856
T: 603-772-1835
F: 888-230-2840


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Also See: Roaring Back From the Brink: New Hampshires's Wentworth by the Sea, Once Shuttered, Now a World-class Hotel / February 2011

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