4 Women-Run Hotels You Need to Visit
According to Hotel News Now, the influence of women has been growing in the hotel industry.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that women make up 57.5 percent of the hotel industry's total workforce.
In the spirit of summer — and all-things vacation — we've rounded up four hotels run by powerful women in the industry that you should look into when planning your next trip.
At the very least, take a virtual vacation from your desk.
1. Four Seasons Buenos Aires
Rebecca Selley-Morales is the general manager of the Four Seasons Buenos Aires. Selley-Morales earned a bachelor's degree in Administration of Institutions from the Universidad Panamericana in her hometown of Mexico City, according to Leadership Magazine. She became general manger of the hotel in 2008. In 2012, she was named one of just five "Hotelier of the Year" finalists by Virtuoso. The Four Seasons Buenos Aires is located in the heart of the capital's exclusive La Recoleta district. According to their website, the hotel is "located within easy reach of business, shopping and cultural attractions."
2. Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
Laura McIver is the general manager of Miraval in Arizona. She previously served as the general manager of Santa Barbara's iconic El Encanto Hotel. The hotel is located in the Santa Catalina Mountains in northern Tucson on 400 acres of land. "Miraval is a top-rated, all-inclusive destination resort and spa dedicated to helping guests live in the moment," according to the hotel's website.
3. Regent Palms Turks and Caicos
Karen Whitt is the general manager of The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos. Whitt studied hospitality at Cornell University in 1999. According to Leadership Magazine, Whitt has served as President of the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association for the past four years and was named "Hotelier of the Year" in Turks and Caicos in 2010. The Regent Hotels are an "elegant luxury with style," according to the hotel’s website.
4. Surrey in New York City
Shan Kanagasingham is the general manager of the Surrey Hotel in New York City. According to the Huffington Post, Kanagasingham was born in Malaysia and educated in Ecole Le Roches in Switzerland. Since Kanagasingham joined the hotel’s management, the hotel has received a significant increase in revenue. Located in the Upper East Side, the Surrey is New York City's only Relais and Chateaux boutique hotel, according to their website.
Photo Credit: Regent Palms Turks and Caicos