Yotel Unveils Boston’s Leadership Team

BOSTON—Yotel has unveiled the leadership team who will operate the new 326 cabin hotel opening this June in the Seaport District. General manager Christopher Hartzell will lead the team at Yotel Boston, the UK-based brand’s second location in the United States since they crossed the pond to open Yotel New York.

Christopher Hartzell was selected to be GM due to his 15 years of extensive hotel and leadership experience, along with his deep familiarity of New England and the Seaport District. He was previously on the opening team for the Aloft and Element Boston Seaport Hotels in 2016 and held management positions at Starwood properties in Waltham, MA; Newton, MA; Lexington, MA; and New Orleans.

Joining his team as director of F&B is Michael J. Bellacini, a 17-year hospitality professional, who most recently served as the GM of the café at Nordstrom. Also joining the team is Kim Richard, director of sales, who has spent her 20-year career working with some of Boston’s most prestigious hotels—including the Copley Square Hotel and InterContinental Boston. Thomas Kopaczynski comes to Yotel Boston as the director of crew resources after previously holding positions at The Inn at Longwood Medical and Shell TechWorks. Garry Fiore will take on the director of rooms role after heading up rooms for Doubletree by Hilton Boston North Shore. Tim Kennedy, director of revenue management, brings more than 10 years of hotel management experience gained from working at Hilton Worldwide. Stephanie McHale will serve as director of finance after over 15 years working with Starwood properties.