These Women Are Running Renowned Hotels All Over The World

This Women’s Month, get to know these influential hoteliers and the luxurious establishments they lead.

In honor of International Women’s Day, it’s a pleasure to celebrate the inspiring figures working in the hospitality industry. These following women have assumed executive roles, leading these luxurious getaways into a more diverse and inclusive future.

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Amy Yu, General Manager of Palais de Chine

Palais de Chine, located in Taipei City, Taiwan, embodies European style and classical aesthetics. After a day out in the bustling metropolis, the hotel invites its guests to slow down and take in the unique art and culture housed within its walls.

Palais de Chine hotel in Taipei City, Taiwan
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Its general manager, Amy Yu, has had 25 years of experience as a hotelier. As the hotel’s leader, she takes great pride in fostering a positive and inclusive work environment. “Remember that diversity and inclusion are strengths, and your unique perspective and experiences will contribute to your success as a leader,” she tells aspiring female managers.

Amy Yu, general manager of Palais de Chine
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Eva Codina Candelich, General Manager of Casa di Langa

Surrounded by the rolling hills of Langhe, Piedmont in Italy, Casa di Langa is a hotel devoted to creating luxury through sustainability. Langhe, home to some of the finest wines and breathtaking views, is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Casa di Langa in Langhe, Piedmont, Italy
Image via Instagram @casadilanga

General manager Eva Codina Candelich joined Casa di Langa in 2021. According to Preferred Travel Group, she runs the hotel based on “warmth and refined simplicity, bringing kindness, care, and service to the workplace.”

Eva Codina Candelich, general manager of Casa di Langa
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Eva Mount, General Manager of The BoTree

In London, The BoTree recently opened at the crossroads of the city’s Marylebone, Mayfair, and Soho neighborhoods. The boutique hotel practices conscious luxury. This means its staff focuses on minimizing its impact on the planet and creating a space where communities can connect.

Eva Mount is at the helm of the hotel as its general manager. “Success breeds success,” she says, believing that everyone should have the opportunity to have their voice heard. With years of experience, she knows that establishing an inclusive workplace culture for her team to grow in is a key to success.

Eva Mount, general manager of The BoTree
Image via Instagram @the_botree

Shernette Crichton, General Manager of Half Moon

Half Moon Montego Bay is Jamaica’s highest-rated resort. Situated on 400 acres of manicured grounds with two miles of private beachfront, most of its accommodations feature views of the sea. Guests can enjoy its spa oasis (the largest in the Caribbean), an 18-hole championship golf course, Sugar Mill (awarded Jamaica’s best restaurant), as well as other facilities and activities.

Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica
Image via Instagram @halfmoonjamaica

Award-winning hotelier Shernette Crichton has been with Half Moon for over 30 years. Starting as a trainee manager in 1990, she is now the resort’s first female general manager. For women aspiring to become general managers, she advises that they will need “a combination of steadfast self-motivation, diligent self-care, and an unwavering zeal for management and leadership.”

Shernette Crichton, general manager of Half Moon Montego Bay
Image via Instagram @halfmoonjamaica

Mary Rogers, Managing Director of Montage Laguna Beach

Montage Laguna Beach in California is an ideal destination for art lovers. The surrounding beach town is brimming with culture with a lively art scene. Meanwhile, the resort itself is perched on a coastal bluff above the Pacific. With craftsman-style architecture, a museum-quality collection of 20th-century art, and 30 acres of seaside luxury, you may never want to leave.

Montage Laguna Beach in California
Image via Instagram @montagelaguna

Mary Rogers began her two-decades long hotelier journey at the front desk. Now, she’s the managing director and area general manager, overseeing the day-to-day operations at Montage Laguna Beach.

Mary Rogers, managing director and area general manager of Montage Laguna Beach
Image courtesy of Preferred Travel Group

She encourages fellow women to “embrace diligence and persistence, avoiding hesitation when asserting themselves or articulating their aspirations.”

Banner image via Instagram @halfmoonjamaica.

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