Guoman Royal Horseguard Hotel General Manager Joins Leading Ladies of London

By Guoman Hotels, PRNE
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

LONDON, May 12, 2011 - Guoman has announced that the general manager of the Royal Horseguard
Hotel has joined the Leading Ladies of London.

The collaboration of three of the most prominent businesswomen in
hospitality has seen the launch of a ladies-only, executive industry group -
Leading Ladies of London - in an effort to bring more women leaders into the
hotel industry and to share efforts and experiences on how to make it to the

The panel of high-powered, dynamic women who have together founded
Leading Ladies of London are themselves three of the most successful
businesswomen in the London hotel industry. Debrah Dhugga, general manager of
Dukes London, Anna-Marie Dowling, general manager of Guoman's The Royal
Horseguards hotel and Theresa Maw, general manager of Renaissance Chancery
Court Hotel decided to join forces and create an industry think-tank with a
difference - one that would acknowledge and bring together London's most
influential female hoteliers.

Determined to create a voice for women hoteliers at the top, Leading
Ladies of London will advocate women making a difference within the London
hotel scene. There will be networking opportunities with other like minded
executive female groups and mentoring of future stars of the industry.
Members of the body will meet six times a year to discuss industry demands
and business issues, to exchange ideas and practice of excellence, as well as
to inspire members to fulfil their ambitions in an industry which can be
traditionally male-dominated.

Founder member Debrah Dhugga, commented: "We're not suggesting that it is
any more difficult for women to reach the top within London hospitality, as
we're living examples of those that have been successful, its just less
common to see a female general manager than a male in that position. Leading
Ladies of London aims to inspire other women to have a share of voice in the
industry and achieve their maximum potential - as three successful leaders of
prominent five-star hotels in London, we know first-hand what an impact we
can make."

Founding member Anna-Marie Dowling added: "The reason for creating an
official group for female hoteliers in London was quite simple - the
five-star market in the Capital can certainly prove challenging and has
traditionally attracted male senior leaders. By having a panel that women
leaders can relate to, get support and share best thinking with, we hope we
can guarantee talented, female hoteliers will continue to make a difference
to the future of the hotel industry."

Leading Ladies of London has already had great interest from prominent
luxury retail stores and banks to discuss opportunities for the group and to
host meetings throughout 2011.

Leading Ladies of London are inviting fellow women to join, however to
instil a level of exclusivity, membership into the group is only available to
women who head five-star hotels in the Capital or those who are leading
female thinkers and figures in the hospitality industry.

About Guoman Hotels:

Guoman Hotel Management Limited operates two hotel brands within the UK
market; Guoman Hotels, an exclusive collection of deluxe hotels located in
central London and Thistle Hotels, a chain of quality full service hotels in
the UK's major cities.

Guoman Hotels in the UK consists of four landmark properties; Charing
, The Cumberland, The Royal Horseguards (current AA London Hotel of the
Year 2010/11) and The Tower. Whilst each of the 5 star hotels London
in the portfolio is different with its own unique identity and
style, each provides the very highest levels of comfort and service to its

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