The Doyle Collection of hotels has appointed Gordon Drake as the new CEO of the group. Drake is an international hotelier with experience in the luxury space, previously with Westmont, Six Senses, Kingdom Hotels (owners of Four Seasons, George V Hotel in Paris, and The Savoy Hotel in London) and Rocco Forte Hotels.
Drake succeeds Pat King who has enjoyed a long and successful career with The Doyle Collection.
The Doyle Collection is a family-owned and operated, international luxury hotel group. It owns The Westbury Hotel, a flagship property in Dublin and a member of Leading Hotels of the World. In the UK it owns The Marylebone, The Kensington, and The Bloomsbury, all located in central London, as well as The Bristol, which is located harbourside in Bristol. In addition, the Group’s Irish hotels also include The River Lee in Cork and The Croke Park Hotel in Dublin. In the US, The Doyle Collection owns The Dupont Circle Hotel in the centre of Washington DC.
Over the last four years, the group has completed a ¬65m investment in refurbishments across its portfolio.
Bernie Gallagher, chair of The Doyle Collection said: “Throughout the years we have transformed The Doyle Collection into an international luxury group competing at the highest level in which Pat King played a seminal role. The appointment of Gordon as CEO will strengthen the team and will facilitate our vision to push the boundaries of luxury Irish hospitality and hotel design.”