4 hotels name new leaders

The 934-room Park Central Hotel was recently sold by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust as part of a portfolio of hotels it is dispensing due to its acquisition of LaSalle Hotel Properties in early November.
Highgate named Erik Palmer managing director of the Park Central Hotel New York, as well as of the WestHouse Hotel New York. Photo credit: Park Central Hotel
Erik Palmer. Photo credit: Highgate

Hotels across the country welcomed new managing directors and general managers. Here are all the details.

Highgate appointed Erik Palmer managing director of the 761-room Park Central Hotel New York and the 172-room WestHouse Hotel New York. Before moving into his current position earlier this month, Palmer served as the opening managing director of the new 512-room TWA Hotel at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Before that, he worked as hotel manager of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville.

The Langham, Boston, currently under renovation and slated to reopen next summer, named Michele Grosso managing director. Grosso’s new role at the 312-room property comes after nearly 30 years with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. Most recently, he served as GM of the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.


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RAR Hospitality named Niveesha Hill general manager of the 146-room Carlsbad (Calif.) by the Sea Hotel. Hill brings more than a decade of experience to her new role. Most recently, she served as GM of the Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal (Ill.).

In Colorado Springs, Colo., RAR Hospitality appointed Stephen Hopkins GM of the 124-room Quality Inn & Suites Garden of the Gods. Hopkins has held the position of GM several times before, including most recently as dual GM of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott Colorado Springs South.

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