Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the appointment of Thomas Meding to General Manager of SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills.
In his new role, Meding will oversee operation of the 297-room hotel and be responsible for managing a staff of over 400.
Meding brings more than 10 years of management experience in the luxury hospitality sector to SLS. Most recently, Meding served as General Manager of Palm Springs, California, for six years. Under Meding’s leadership, the hotel became an undisputed market leader. As Le Parker Meridian is a brand under the Starwood umbrella, Meding has also been well versed with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
“Starwood is elated to welcome Thomas as he officially joins Starwood at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills” stated Dan King, Area Managing Director. “We are confident that Meding will continue to uphold the luxury status of SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills and further bring new and innovative concepts to the property”.
Prior to his tenure at Le Parker Meridien, Meding worked in a variety of Senior Executive positions within the Ritz Carlton, Fairmont and Four Seasons portfolios, The Waldorf–Astoria and the St Regis Hotel in New York.
“We are thrilled to have Mr. Meding on board as the new General Manager for SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills,” added Arash Azarbarzin, President of sbe Hotel Group, on behalf of the ownership group for the property.
“Thomas brings a wealth of global sophistication and industry expertise that complements our goal in fostering a brand that has redefined the luxury hotel experience and resonates with what discerning travelers and our local community expect today.”
“I am honored to be a part of this professional ‘dream team’ of style and design visionaries, as we embark on expanding this wonderful brand,” said Meding. “sbe has assembled an amazing array of creative talent the likes of which have never before been seen in a single hotel development. It is an honor to be working with sbe and Starwood on such a monumental project.”
Meding began his career with Intercontinental Hotels in Germany before relocating to San Francisco, where he attended Golden Gate University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management. Thomas will be moving to Los Angeles with his wife, Alisa and their 2 boys, Tristan and Tanner.
For more information on SLS Hotels and sbe Hotel Group, visit www.slshotels.com or www.sbe.com.