LOS ANGELES, CA (March 6, 2018) – Viceroy Hotel Group is pleased to announce the appointment of two colleagues to Viceroy Santa Monica: Michael Bridges, General Manager, and Ingrid F. Braun, Hotel Manager.
With over 15 years of hospitality experience in luxury hotel operations, sales, and marketing, Bridges is rejoining Viceroy Hotel Group in a key role to the property. In this position, he will oversee all employee and community relations, working to ensure the property’s continued growth and success as an elite destination in Santa Monica. He originally joined Viceroy in 2013 for the pre-opening of Viceroy Central Park, where he held the role of Director of Sales and Marketing, and ultimately became interim General Manager. His career to date includes roles with The Ritz-Carlton, Thompson Hotels, and Morgans Hotel Group, and he joins Viceroy from his most recent position at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica.
Ingrid F. Braun joins Viceroy Hotel Group with over 17 years of hospitality experience. Most recently, Braun held the title of Director of Rooms for The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, overseeing major renovations as well as all operational elements. She previously held leadership positions with W Hotels, the Ivy Hotel San Diego, and Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. As Hotel Manager, Braun will manage Viceroy Santa Monica’s day-to-day hotel needs while overseeing all guest relations.
“We are thrilled to welcome Michael back to Viceroy Hotel Group and excited to have Ingrid join us” said Bill Walshe, CEO of Viceroy Hotel Group. “Their track records for evolving successful modern luxury properties and clear passion for hospitality makes these two the ideal candidates to bring Viceroy Santa Monica to the next level.”