Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort and The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Appoint Peter Carmichael as General Manager
KEY WEST - Hilton Worldwide has announced the appointment of Peter J. Carmichael to general manager of both the historic Casa Marina Resort and refined The Reach, in Key West, Florida. Carmichael will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the iconic resorts, ensuring they continue to be an industry leader for both groups and leisure guests. The sister properties are nestled along the southern edge of the island off the Atlantic Ocean and are part of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.
"Peter's vast hospitality experience will be invaluable in leading Casa Marina and The Reach," said Ted Ratcliff, senior vice president operations, eastern North America for Hilton Worldwide. "Bringing a wealth of knowledge managing the successful day-to-day operations of iconic hotels, I know he will ensure the resorts continue to thrive as meetings and leisure destinations."
A results-oriented leader with proven capabilities in delivering positive outcomes through innovation and process improvements, Carmichael joins Hilton from the InterContinental Hotels Group, where he held several global positions including director of operations in Indonesia, Indochina, and the Philippines; vice president of operations in Southeast Asia and Maldives and regional and senior vice president positions in Singapore, Seoul, Korea, and Bangkok. Prior, he was with Shangri-La Hotels as general manager in Beijing, Jakarta, and Surabaya. Early in his career, Carmichael held general manager positons in Canada, enhancing customer experience while achieving record setting profits through a strong emphasis on team work and innovation. An active member of the community, he is a member of SKAL, Chaine des Rotisseures, The Indonesia Hotel Association, and Harley Davidson HOG Chapter.
On the National Register for Historic Places, Casa Marina embraces its old Key West ambiance with modern luxuries of island activities. Situated on more than 1,100 feet of beachfront with 311 guestrooms, this Key West landmark provides a simple elegance amongst dazzling amenities, pool, and oceanfront dining. Offering more than 22,600 square feet of flexible event space, vibrant settings include both indoor/outdoor venues and the largest meeting space in Key West.The Reach Resort, just yards away, is a sophisticated haven showcasing 150 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and Key West's only natural beach. Of the five appointed meeting spaces totaling 4,706 square feet, the Caribe Ballroom Terrace boasts panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and is one of the highest vantage points in Key West.
Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 4,600 hotels worldwide. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through www.waldorfastoria.com will have access to benefits including digital check-in and complimentary Wi-Fi.
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver graceful service from the moment a guest books through checkout. In addition to the brand’s renowned hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a best-in-class residential portfolio, including 18 properties either open or in development, that provide the comfort of a private home combined with the unsurpassed amenities and legendary service of Waldorf Astoria. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn about the brand by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow Waldorf Astoria on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,000 properties with more than 954,000 rooms, in 117 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 100 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.