Apr 03, 2002

Geraldine McKenna Appointed Executive Vice-President of The Savoy Group

The Savoy Group, the leading luxury hotels group owned by Blackstone Group, has appointed Geraldine McKenna as Executive Vice-President of the Group.

As Executive Vice-President, Geraldine is responsible for managing all revenue streams and assisting the Group’s owners with strategic development issues. She reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Geraldine joined the Savoy Group as Director of Marketing & Sales in 1996 with the key aim of helping to reposition the hotels with a key focus on increasing sales. Prior to the Savoy she worked for the Intercontinental Hotel Group (now Six Continents) for 10 years, the last 5 years of which were spent in New York as Head of UK Sales.

Commenting on the appointment, Geraldine McKenna said,

“I am delighted to have been appointed to this position at such an exciting time for the Group. The investment made over the past 4 years by our American owners The Blackstone Group and Colony Capital has been substantial. I look forward to being part of the team that will continue to create value for both our guests and owners. Since I have joined The Savoy Group it has been an ever evolving company and I look forward to this continuing in the years ahead”