Appointed General Manager
At W in Fort Lauderdale - FL, USA
W Fort Lauderdale is pleased to welcome Anna MacDiarmid, a 30+ year veteran of the Starwood brand, as the propertys new General Manager. In her position, MacDiarmid will oversee all hotel services and staff development including maintaining guest satisfaction, profitability, and employee moral.
Most recently, MacDiarmid held the role of GM at the W New York, the first W Hotel to ever open its doors. However, her impressive career began in her hometown at The Westin Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. She scaled the hotel management ladder at the 1,000+ room property, where she was eventually promoted to her first General Manager position after mastering all areas of hotel operations, including the food & beverage, rooms, and sales departments.
With a strong passion for the hospitality industry, MacDiarmid then moved on to gain extensive experience as the General Manager of three NY-based W hotels over the past 10 years, including: W Times Square in 2006, the W Hoboken in 2008, where she managed the property through its opening, and then at the original W, the W New York in 2011.