Loews Hotels & Resorts announced the promotion of Richard Senechal, AIA to Executive Vice President of Facilities, responsible for all aspects of capital planning, technical services, design, construction, and engineering at all Loews properties.
Senechal, who joined Loews Hotels & Resorts in 2005, has played an integral role as the company continues to expand its brand. Currently he is overseeing extensive renovations taking place within the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville and Loews Hollywood Hotel. Senechal is also responsible for the revitalization of the Loews Regency Hotel in New York, which is currently closed for construction and is expected to reopen in the fall. In addition to the capital investments being made at existing hotels, he is also overseeing the construction of the 400 room Loews Chicago Hotel, as well as the 1800 room Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando.
“Dick is playing a critical role in the expansion and enhancement of the Loews Hotels’ portfolio. With his extensive background in hospitality construction and design, he is directing the conversions of acquired hotels, overseeing new build projects and the updating of our existing properties,” said Paul Whetsell, President & CEO of Loews Hotels & Resorts. “The promotion is reflective of the importance we place on our product and the corresponding customer service levels.”
Prior to joining Loews, Senechal held similar positions at Wyndham International, Walt Disney Imagineering, and Hilton. A recognized expert in hotel design, planning and construction, he has been responsible for many signature hotel, resort and gaming projects, both domestically and internationally. Senechal is a graduate of Yale University, where he earned both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Architecture.
Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Resorts owns and/or operates 19 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada including the newly acquired Loews Madison Hotel located in the heart of Washington at the epicenter of legendary D.C. landmarks and the Loews Boston Back Bay Hotel, one of Boston’s preeminent historic buildings, situated on the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets.
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