The Whitney Hotel, a new luxury boutique hotel slated to open spring 2019 in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, announced the appointment of Marina Aslanidou as the property’s general manager. With over 10 years of experience in hospitality management, Aslanidou will oversee the hotel’s daily operations upon its opening this spring.
As general manager of The Whitney Hotel, Aslanidou will supervise 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. Aslanidou also previously held positions as the general manager at Grace Vanderbilt Hotel in Newport, RI and reservation manager and assistant hotel manager at Grace Mykonos Hotels.
Aslanidou graduated from The Foundation College in Athens, Greece where she specialized in economics and management, then moved on to The University of Sussex in Brighton, UK where she studied computer science. Throughout her career, Aslanidou has a proven track record of building brand viability, growing revenue and leading domestic and international operations.
The Whitney, which will have 65 rooms, is renovating and expanding an existing hotel to create “a new landmark” at the corner of Charles Street and Cambridge Street. It will be home to Peregrine, a restaurant created from the famed Juliet restaurant team.