BOSTON—David Gibbons has been appointed general manager of The Lenox, a 212-room four-diamond hotel in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay. The Lenox, one of the greenest hotels in the United States, is the flagship property of The Saunders Hotel Group (SHG). Gibbons joins The Lenox at a time when SHG is putting the final touches on a top to bottom $15 million capital improvement program at the property, including guestrooms, public spaces and restaurants.
“With his global perspective and experience in luxury hotels, we are pleased to have David leading the hotel into its second century,” says Jeffrey Saunders, president of SHG. “David has a respect for the hotel’s past and the experience to keep it moving successfully into the future.”
With twenty-five years experience in international hospitality, the Canadian born Gibbons most recently served with Raffles Swissotel as general manager of The Drake Swissotel, New York. In a previous assignment, as director of food and beverage at The Drake, he opened the world famous Lafayette restaurant with Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. David has also served as the general manager of The Swissotel Boston. During his previous tenure in Boston, David was very active in the hospitality community, having served as president of The Massachusetts Lodging Assn.
“Boston is a great city and it is a dynamic moment in its hotel industry,” Gibbons says. “I am happy and proud to return to a city I hold so dear. The Lenox Hotel is truly a Boston gem, and I am looking forward to positioning the hotel in its rightful place among Boston’s finest.”
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