Appointed Managing Director
At HOTEL DU PONT in Wilmington - DE, USA
The iconic HOTEL DU PONT which opened in 1913 and remains an internationally-renowned architectural jewel, has named industry veteran, Greg Kavanagh, as Managing Director. Earlier this year, the twelve-story, Italian-Renaissance style building completed major renovations to its lobby lounge and Green Room bar. In his new role, Kavanagh will help oversee the next phase of improvements at the legendary hotel that will honor the hotel's history while simultaneously introducing experiential programming and updates that today's luxury traveler expects.
Prior to his appointment, Kavanagh served as Vice President of Sales and Operations with BridgeStreet Global Hospitality, overseeing the launch of the MODE Aparthotel brand, both here in the U.S. and Europe. A seasoned hotelier with over 25 years of experience, Kavanagh was Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing and held senior management positions overseeing a portfolio of luxury and premium properties for Interstate Hotels and Resorts across the Mid-Atlantic region. Starting out as an Executive Meeting Planner and working his way up through on-site sales positions before being promoted to the role of General Manager, he learned every facet of the hotel business. Over his career he has developed a deep understanding of the unique opportunities at both branded and independent hotels, as well as expertise leading complex renovations and conversion projects.
PM Hotel Group operates a diverse and growing portfolio of luxury, lifestyle, full and select-service hotels across 15 states from New York to California.