Oxford Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to introduce its team members leading the Boston opening.
Larry Casillo’s extensive career in hospitality includes time in New York and the greater Boston area, as well as a notable stint 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, which led to the property ranking third on the upper-luxury hotel list of the British Travel Awards 2014.
Upon his return stateside, Casillo served as general manager for the 179-room boutique Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington, MA, which also underwent a comprehensive multi-million dollar repositioning under his direction and received multiple awards from the hotel management’s company, including Top Hotel Operation-AOS Gold 2013 and Most Improved Overall Service Award.
Casillo lives in MetroWest Boston with his wife and two young sons, is active with the chamber of commerce, and sits on the board of directors of a youth lacrosse program serving as the boys coordinator.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Paul Sauceda’s deep-rooted connection with Boston stems from his wide breadth of experience working in New England hospitality. In his work as the director of sales and marketing of award-winning Ames Hotel in Boston, Sauceda developed out-of-the-box fashion- and music-driven partnerships to best align with the chic property. Working in the Boston market for more than 10 years at properties for the Starwood and Kimpton brands, Sauceda successfully represented Nine Zero, Hotel Marlow and The Onyx hotels as regional sales manager. Sauceda’s notable work with Nine Zero garnered him the Kimpton Hotels, Boston’s 2005 Sales Manager of the Year award, in addition to his recognition for all three properties in multiple Sales Manager of the Quarter awards.
Immediately prior to joining The Godfrey, Boston, Sauceda standardized the sales strategy and significantly boosted revenues at the posh Forty 1° North Hotel and Marina in Newport, RI, as well as effectively applied hospitality marketing principles to the marina sales operations.
With these hospitality-rich experiences, Sauceda brings to The Godfrey, Boston’s opening an invigorating passion for the connectedness that hotels offer to guests. He explains, “Ultimately, Godfrey’s goal in the Downtown Crossing neighborhood is to incite warm hospitality in a place that makes guests feel good about being themselves.”
In his time outside the hotel, Sauceda has a keen love for travel. He has traveled extensively throughout the world, including multiple countries in Asia and Latin America as well as numerous visits to Europe, with a particular love for Spain, Ireland and the UK. He is also an avid long distance runner finishing the New York Marathon as well as over a dozen half marathons from California to New England.
To learn more about The Godfrey Hotel, Boston, visit www.godfreyhotelboston.com.