Industry Update
Appointment19 April 2017

Christopher W Hartzell

Appointed General Manager
At YOTEL Boston - MA, USA

Christopher W HartzellYOTEL, the affordable luxury hotel brand, announces their leadership team who will operate the new 326 cabin hotel opening this June in Boston’s Seaport District. General Manager Christopher Hartzell will lead the team at YOTEL Boston, the UK-based brand’s second U.S. location since they crossed the pond to open YOTEL New York. Christopher Hartzell was selected to be General Manager due to his 15 years of extensive hotel and leadership experience, along with his deep familiarity of New England and Boston’s Seaport District. Chris was previously on the opening team for the Aloft and Element Boston Seaport Hotels in 2016 and held management positions at Starwood properties in Waltham, Newton, Lexington and New Orleans, LA. Joining his team as Director of Food and Beverage is Michael J. Bellacini, a 17-year hospitality professional, who most recently served as the General Manager of the Café at Nordstrom. Also joining the team is Kim Richard, Director of Sales, who has spent her 20-year career working with some of Boston’s most prestigious hotels, including the Copley Square Hotel and InterContinental Boston.

Johnson & Wales University

Christopher W Hartzell (Class of 2000) is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island - United States
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YOTEL Limited

Inspired by the luxury of first class travel and uncompromisingly designed around guests, YOTEL takes the essential elements of luxury hotels into smaller, smart spaces and deliver a sense of community with areas for co-working, social gatherings and exercise.
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Felicia Rahm - Director of Sales & Marketing

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