Rosewood Hotels & Resorts appointed Anthony McHale as managing director of The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, in New York City. With more than 28 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, McHale will manage and oversee all aspects of the legendary Upper East Side hotel, including the famed Bemelmans Bar and celebrated Café Carlyle.
“With Tony’s global experience and vast knowledge of the hospitality industry, he will be an invaluable asset to The Carlyle,” said Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “We are delighted to have Tony lead the celebrated hotel into the next chapter of its illustrious history,” added Arora.
“The Carlyle has always stood proudly in New York as the epitome of Upper East Side style, glamour and class,” said McHale. “I am honoured and delighted to join this iconic hotel and look forward to working alongside the hotel’s team in order to enhance The Carlyle’s world-class reputation and to achieve even greater levels of success,” added McHale.
Born and raised in England, McHale’s successful career has taken him around the world. Most recently, he served as general manager of the Burj Al Arab Jumeriah in Dubai since 2015. During his tenure at the famed hotel, McHale oversaw the redesign of four of the hotel’s restaurants, in addition to a new cocktail bar.
Prior to the Burj Al Arab, he previously held the general manager position at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London. Under his leadership, the hotel partnered with two highly-respected chefs to launch two restaurants: Daniel Boulud’s Bar Boulud and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.
McHale also spearheaded the opening of Europe’s most expensive real estate, One Hyde Park Residences. He began his hotel career with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and went on to hold senior management positions with Peninsula Hotels and Orient Express Hotels (now Belmond).
This new role will mark a return to the U.S. for McHale after having previously been general manager of the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans and hotel manager of the legendary Hotel Bel Air in California.
The Carlyle has been a classic landmark of Manhattan’s elegant Upper East Side since 1930. Located just one block from Central Park, the 190-room hotel features original Art Deco design by Dorothy Draper blended with the legendary American style of Mark Hampton. The Carlyle also is home to Café Carlyle and the Bemelmans Bar. The property offers two banquet rooms totalling 2,300 square feet as well as private space available in The Carlyle Restaurant, Bemelmans Bar, Café Carlyle and Lower Gallery.