BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company, has named Matina Lapanaitis managing director for Mosaic Hotel and Maison 140. Both properties, located in Beverly Hills, California, are part of Benchmark’s prestigious Gemstone Collection. Paul D’Andrea, regional vice president, made the announcement.
“It is such a pleasure to welcome Matina back to our properties and to the Gemstone Collection,” said Mr. Andrea. “Not only does she have expert knowledge of the Beverly Hills and greater Los Angeles markets, she has superb leadership skills that help elevate her team and bring hotels under her charge to the highest levels of hospitality excellence.”
Matina Lapanaitis brings to her new position nearly 30 years of hospitality management experience gained in Australia and more recently, in the California markets of San Diego, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. During her original tenure as general manager of Mosaic Hotel in Beverly Hills, she brought the property to new heights of excellence, securing a coveted place on Travel + Leisure magazine’s prestigious “Top 10 Small Hotels in the USA and Canada” list. Leaving to serve as general manager of the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, she has returned to Mosaic Hotel and also Maison 140, serving as managing director of both luxury properties.
Ms. Lapanaitis attended CDI Institute, St. Leonards, North South Wales, Australia. She resides in Beverly Hills.