BOSTON—Oxford Hotels & Resorts announced Larry Casillo as general manager of The Godfrey Hotel, Boston, a 242-room lifestyle boutique hotel in Boston’s Downtown Crossing neighborhood, opening in fall 2015. Drawing on over 15 years of hospitality experience, Casillo has knowledge on launching a hotel from the ground up.
“There’s a lot to be said about the name ‘Godfrey,’” Casillo explains of the name that means “peace and welcome.” “It speaks to the all-encompassing, luxury experience we want to offer to our guests, which makes being part of Oxford’s expanding collection of independent lifestyle hotel brands like Godfrey such an exciting opportunity.”
Casillo’s career in hospitality includes time in New York and the greater Boston area, as well as a stint abroad in London. While at The Bloomsbury Hotel, London as assistant general manager, Casillo oversaw the completion of a nearly $30 million repositioning and completely redesigned the customer experience.
“Enhanced guest experiences coupled with the latest technology available will strategically position us as an industry leader in building a loyal guest base and to thrive in the bustling epicenter of Boston’s Downtown Crossing,” Casillo says.
Upon his return stateside, Casillo served as general manager for the 179-room boutique Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington, Massachusetts, which also underwent a comprehensive multi-million dollar repositioning under his direction and received multiple awards from the hotel management’s company.