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The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach appoints new General Manager

The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach appoints new General Manager

The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas List as general manager. A seasoned hospitality veteran, List brings more than 30 years of expertise, leadership and passion to the iconic hotel, now celebrating its 70th year.

In his new role, List will oversee all aspects of the hotel’s operations, including staff management, recruitment, and development, amongst other daily operational tasks. With proven executive skills, initiative, creativity and integrity, List’s wealth of experience will aid him in enhancing long-term strategic objectives for The Colony. He is primed to have an enormous impact with attracting new clientele while still catering to the many familiar faces who continue to return year after year.

“We are thrilled to welcome Thomas to The Colony family,” said Sarah Wetenhall, President and CEO of The Colony Palm Beach. “His drive and dedication will undoubtedly help us meet our goals and build our programming as we elevate The Colony to a new, higher standard.”

List is a third-generation hotelier, who grew up in New York City, living and working in hotels his father managed. At age nine, he began washing pots and pans in the hotel’s main kitchen for 25 cents a pot and continued to hold a hotel job every summer from then on. List began his career at the Plaza Hotel in New York City and has since managed upscale, boutique properties including The Inn at Little Washington, VA.; Woodstock Inn and Resort, VT.; Congress and Hall Star Inn in Cape May, NJ; and Williamsburg Inn, VA. among others.