Two boutiques get new GMs

The Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, Conn., has a new GM and regional VP. Photo: Auberge Resorts Collection (Mayflower Inn & Spa )

Auberge Resorts Collection, a portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences, announced that Edward Linsley has joined the company as GM of the Mayflower Inn & Spa  in Washington, Conn., as well as regional VP. In addition to the Mayflower, Linsley will provide regional leadership for Auberge’s other two Northeast properties: the Vanderbilt, Newport, R.I.; and the White Barn Inn, Kennebunk, Maine.

Linsley’s hospitality career has been a global one. Most recently, he served as senior GM with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in the Indian Ocean, overseeing both Four Seasons Resort Seychelles and its sister property, the private-island enclave Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island. Previously, he was managing director at Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands. In Southeast Asia, prior to that, he served as GM at Ayana Resort & Spa. His earlier career includes more than 20 years in leadership roles with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in Vietnam, Bali, Lanai, Houston, Philadelphia, Nevis and Chicago.

Meanwhile, James Wroblewski has been appointed GM at the Westdrift, an Autograph Collection Hotel in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Wroblewski brings 20 years of resort-management experience to the position and has worked at lifestyle brand portfolios across the country.

Most recently, Wroblewski held the position of GM at the W Los Angeles West Beverly Hills, where he helped drive a property-wide commitment to delivering guest experiences that grew exponentially year over year. Additionally, he helped facilitate a new mentorship program that recognized and rewarded team members with high potential and drive. Wroblewski began his hospitality career as the front-office manager at The Westin Century Plaza Hotel and Spa in Los Angeles. In 2012, he took on his first role as GM at the W New Orleans, where he led the repositioning effort following a multimillion-dollar renovation.