Industry Update
Appointment17 April 2019

Pascal Forotti

Named Managing Director
At The Watergate Hotel in Washington - DC, USA

Pascal Forotti

The Watergate Hotel welcomes Pascal Forotti as the new managing director of the hotel, bringing over 26 years of global, luxury experience having worked in the United States as well as Costa Rica, England, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Canada. In this role, Forotti's focus will be overseeing the hotel's operations, as well as leading strategic marketing and brand development.

Forotti served as the managing director at Rosewood Hotel Washington D.C., where he led the transition of the hotel's rebrand from Capella to Rosewood and achieved a Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond rating. His previous experience in luxury travel includes working at the Four Seasons brand for eight years, and at Intercontinental Hotel Group for 16 years.

Lycée technique hôtelier 'Alexis Heck'

Pascal Forotti (Class of 1989) is a graduate of Lycée technique hôtelier 'Alexis Heck' in Diekirch - Luxembourg
more information
Recent Appointments at The Watergate Hotel

Jon Chocklett - Senior VP of Sales and Business Development

29 July 2020 — Chocklett will be responsible for oversight of the sales and business development for the hotel and future projects, as well as maintenance of all client relations. This role will be vital in the overall success of the hotel as the management team gets ready to once again welcome guests back following closure due to concerns about Covid-19.
read more

Ruben G. Rodriguez - Vice President of Sales

29 May 2019 — The Watergate Hotel has appointed Ruben G. Rodriguez as its new Vice President of Sales. In this position, Rodriguez will oversee the implementation of annual sales plans and lead the sales team in discovering and targeting new business and revenue streams for the historic property.
read more

Jeff David - Managing Director

28 February 2017 — Washington D.C. (February 28, 2017) — International real estate developer, Euro Capital Properties, appoints Jeff David as Managing Director of The Watergate Hotel, which reopened in June 2016 following a $200 million renovation.
read more