The Whitney Hotel appoints Marina Aslanidou as general manager

Amy Horsfield By Amy Horsfield
22 March 2019 | Updated 22 March 2019

US: The Whitney in Boston has announced the appointment of Marina Aslanidou as the property’s general manager.

The Whitney is a new boutique hotel slated to open spring 2019 in Boston's Beacon Hill neighbourhood.

With over 10 years of experience as a hospitality management professional, Marina will oversee the hotel's daily operations upon its opening this spring.

Marina Aslanidou said: "I am fiercely committed to providing all guests with the best possible experience and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue this commitment as a new team member at The Whitney Hotel. I am so excited to bring this property to life within the iconic neighbourhood of Beacon Hill and look forward to seeing firsthand all of the hard work that has gone into it come to fruition."

As general manager of The Whitney Hotel, Marina supervises all aspects of operations for numerous departments, including reservations, front office, housekeeping, maintenance, payroll, sales and marketing. Prior to joining The Whitney, she was most recently the director of sales for Grace Hotels North America, planning and implementing sales and marketing campaigns for all Grace Hotels properties. Marina also previously held positions as the general manager at Grace Vanderbilt Hotel in Newport, Rhode Island and reservation manager and assistant hotel manager at Grace Mykonos Hotels. 

Jim Biggar, executive vice president of Hersha Hospitality Management, said: "We are thrilled to have Marina Aslanidou join The Whitney team as our new general manager. Marina's deep appreciation and commitment to providing an elevated level of personal service will exceed the expectations of our guests and bring The Whitney Hotel to new heights in its first year and beyond." 

Marina graduated from The Foundation College in Athens, Greece where she specialised in economics and management, then moved on to The University of Sussex in Brighton, UK where she studied computer science. 

The Whitney is a 65-room boutique hotel in Boston's Beacon Hill. The property is revitalising and expanding an existing hotel at the corner of Charles Street and Cambridge Street and will be home to Peregrine, a restaurant created from the famed Juliet restaurant team.

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