Rosewood Hotels & Resorts appointed Anthony McHale as managing director of The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, in New York City. With more than 28 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, McHale will manage and oversee all aspects of the Upper East Side hotel, including Bemelmans Bar and Café Carlyle.
“With Tony’s global experience and vast knowledge of the hospitality industry, he will be an invaluable asset to The Carlyle,” Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement. “We are delighted to have Tony lead the celebrated hotel into the next chapter of its illustrious history."
“The Carlyle has always stood proudly in New York as the epitome of Upper East Side style, glamour and class,” McHale said in a statement. “I am honored and delighted to join this iconic hotel and look forward to working alongside the hotel’s team in order to enhance The Carlyle’s world-class reputation and to achieve even greater levels of success."
Born and raised in England, McHale’s career has taken him around the world. Most recently he served as GM of the Burj Al Arab Jumeriah in Dubai since 2015. During his tenure at the hotel, McHale oversaw the redesign of four of the hotel’s restaurants, in addition to a new cocktail bar. Prior to the Burj Al Arab, McHale previously held the GM position at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London. Under his leadership, the hotel partnered with two chefs to launch two restaurants; Daniel Boulud’s Bar Boulud and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. McHale also spearheaded the opening of Europe’s most expensive real estate, the neighboring One Hyde Park Residences.
McHale began his hotel career with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and went on to hold senior management positions with Peninsula Hotels and Orient Express Hotels (now Belmond). This new role will mark a return to the United States for McHale after having previously been GM of the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans and hotel manager of the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles.