In his new position, Mr. Martinez Garcimartin will lead the hotel as it prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2016, and undergo exciting enhancements and initiatives, while providing guests with the unmatched service and bespoke experiences that are synonymous with the St. Regis brand.
The St. Regis Washington, D.C. announced the appointment of Manuel Martinez Garcimartin as General Manager. Mr. Martinez Garcimartin arrives in Washington from The St. Regis New York where he served as Hotel Manager at the iconic flagship for the celebrated brand. Mr. Martinez Garcimartin has over 15 years of international hotelier experience, in leadership roles at some the world’s most coveted hotel and resorts. In his new position, Mr. Martinez Garcimartin will lead the hotel as it prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2016, and undergo exciting enhancements and initiatives, while providing guests with the unmatched service and bespoke experiences that are synonymous with the St. Regis brand.
“I am honored to become part of such a revered property, distinguished by its iconic address, exceptional service and uncompromising level of luxury,” Mr. Martinez Garcimartin said. “I look forward to joining the all-star team at The St. Regis Washington, D.C. and to work with them to enhance its already stellar reputation at Washington’s finest address, located just steps away from the White House.”
Mr. Martinez Garcimartin joined Starwood Hotels & Resorts in 2000, at the famed Palace Hotel, in Madrid, Spain. His next few assignments took him to five-star luxury golf resort, Westin La Quinta in Marbella, Spain, Essex House in New York City and Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel in San Sebastian, Spain. From there, Executive Assistant Manager/Director of Operations for Sheraton Krakow Hotel in Poland. Then Executive Office Task Force, where he assisted in leading the rebranding of the iconic Bristol Warsaw Hotel from Le Méridien into the Bristol Warsaw, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Mr. Martinez Garcimartin held the position of Hotel Manager at The St. Regis New York, the brand’s flagship hotel, where he assisted the general manager in the hotel’s operations, maintaining the highest levels of service and brand standards, and drove profit for the organization.
A graduate of Cornell University with a Masters Certificate in Hospitality Management, Mr. Martinez Garcimartin also holds degrees and certificates from New York University for Leadership & Management Skills and Planning, Effective Control & Budgeting, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid for Business Management and Escuela Superior de Hostelería y Turismo de Madrid for F&B Management Degree. A respected leader in the luxury hospitality arena, Mr. Martinez Garcimartin brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role at the hotel.
Revered as one of the Capital’s finest addresses, The St. Regis Washington, D.C.’s luxurious Italianate exterior, dramatic public spaces, richly designed guest rooms and impeccable service create a luxurious, residential environment that have long made this iconic hotel the destination for royalty, statesmen, business magnates, politicians and celebrities since its opening in 1926. With 182 sumptuous guest rooms and suites, The St. Regis Washington D.C. is ideally located in the heart of the capital, just two blocks from the White House and steps from the city’s finest shopping, restaurants and museums. Additionally, the hotel offers St. Regis’ legendary Butler Service, world-class dining including Decanter, the hotel’s signature restaurant and the hotel’s iconic St. Regis Bar.