Greystone Hotels appoints two San Francisco GMs

Michaela Winn is the new GM at San Francisco's King George Hotel. Photo credit: Greystone Hotels
Michaela Winn.
Photo credit: Greystone Hotels

Greystone Hotels, an independently owned hotel-management company based in San Francisco, appointed Michaela Winn as GM of the King George Hotel and promoted Brian Barden to area GM of both the Inn at Union Square and Hotel Griffon, all of which are located in San Francisco.

With more than 20 years of sales and management experience in the hospitality industry, Winn takes over the recently renovated, 153-room Union Square hotel. Most recently, Winn held the position of GM at the Berkeley City Club, a historic hotel in Berkeley, Calif.

“The King George is a remarkable property, and I am excited to join such a talented team,” Winn said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing my career in the Bay Area with Greystone Hotels. My vision is to provide the highest standard of customer service, which aligns with Greystone’s overarching service orientation.”


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While working at the Berkeley City Club, Winn held full responsibility for the operation of the hotel, restaurant, club and event space. Winn previously worked as GM at the Lodge at Tiburon and da Vinci Villi, as well as director of sales at the Hotel Hana Maui, The Huntington Hotel and Handlery Hotel.

Brian Barden. 
Photo credit: Greystone Hotels

Barden brings more than 15 years of hospitality experience to his new role at the Inn at Union Square and Hotel Griffon. He most recently served as Greystone Hotels' San Francisco area operations manager.

“I look forward to this new chapter as part of the Greystone Hotels family,” Barden said in a statement. “I have had the pleasure of experiencing firsthand the work ethic and exceptional guest service that Greystone promises to every guest, and plan to foster both in my new role as general manager.”

“We are excited to have these two industry experts as a part of the Greystone family,” Eric Horodas, CEO and president of Greystone Hotels, said in a statement. “Brian Barden has demonstrated exceptional work since joining Greystone early this year. Michaela marks another impressive addition to our team, with her notable experience and valuable insight into the regional hospitality landscape. We look forward to seeing the San Francisco portfolio continue to flourish under their leadership.”

Greystone Hotels was founded in 1995 by Horodas and Peter Trethewey. Greystone owns and manages 11 properties in California and Oregon, with a 12th hotel under construction in downtown Santa Rosa, Calif.

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