Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 – 11:43 AM
Hotel industry veteran Peter Bowling has joined Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills as the new managing director. Bowling, who previously served as served as the managing director of the One&Only Palmilla resort in Cabo San Lucas, will be responsible for the overall operations of the property.
“I take my responsibility as the ‘standard bearer for upper-class hotels’ very seriously, which is why I am delighted to join the Waldorf Astoria brand,” Bowling said. “This new Beverly Hills hotel (which opened this past summer) is truly a jewel – and a place where I know I can make a difference, both with the challenges of satisfying the needs of our guests as well as in increasing revenues and growing our occupancy rate.”
With over 30 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, the British-born executive began his career in England at the acclaimed Lainston House and Eastwell Manor before holding a position at Chilston Park Country House. After relocating from England in 1986, Bowling went on to manage some of the Caribbean’s most celebrated resorts including The Royal Pavilion in Barbados and the Cotton House Hotel in Mustique. Bowling also developed Villa Nova, Barbados’ first boutique style hotel, and was managing director of the renowned Jumby Bay in Antigua, where he spearheaded an extensive renovation to the private 300-acre island, part of the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts group.
“There’s really no place on earth that is as synonymous with luxury as Beverly Hills,” Bowling said. “Having the opportunity to elevate our guests’ experience here in the heart of the most sophisticated place on the planet is a challenge I happily accept.”