Bermudian named HR director of new St George’s hotel
Bermudian Stephani Lacey has been appointed human resources director of operations of the new St Regis Bermuda resort in St George’s.
The hotel announced today that Ms Lacey will take on the role when the resort opens in St George’s this spring.
She will oversee all aspects of the human resource operations including talent acquisition and development, employee relations, and both the Marriott International Take Care and Spirit to Serve community programmes.
Corey Guest, multi-property director of human resources, said Ms Lacey modelled the St Regis brand.
“Her leadership will be essential in bringing the St Regis legacy to life in this unparalleled destination by inspiring talented hosts who will ‘make the everyday exquisite’,” he said.
Mr Guest said her expertise will honour and invigorate the company heritage by evolving their culture and foundations of service.
A spokesmen for the hotel said: "With a career that spans over 15 years in the travel and hospitality sector, both locally and internationally, Stephani brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role.”
Ms Lacey previously worked for hotel chains such as the Fairmont, Hilton and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. Most recently, she was part of the opening of The Loren at Pink Beach in Smith’s Parish, as the human resource coordinator and personal assistant to the general manager. She received two promotions during her time there, ending as the human resources and administration manager.
“While at this celebrated, boutique luxury resort, she was instrumental in developing and bringing he culture to life for both the property’s staff and facilitating the heart of house administration,” a hotel spokesman said.
Ms Lacey is reportedly abroad in training this week.
The hotel had previously announced that Jan Vanhaelewyn will be the general manager.
Mr Vanhaelewyn has 12 years of hospitality experience in both hotel and food and beverage management.
Mr Vanhaelewyn started at Marriott International in 2008 serving as resident manager of Hacienda San Jose and Hacienda Temozon, both on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. He has also held management positions at Marriott hotels in Spain, Puerto Rico and Colombia.
Also on the Facebook site is a notice calling for application for a number of jobs at the hotel such as senior assistant director of finance and accounting, chief engineer, sales manager, senior butler, executive chef, and others.
• Interested parties are encouraged to see careers.marriott.com/st-regis-careers
This article has been updated to reflect Ms Lacey’s correct job title: human resources director of operations.