Lawrence McFadden, CMC, ECM
Search & Consulting Executive
Lawrence McFadden has over thirty years of luxury hotel and club experience. His impressive career includes leadership roles with iconic brands such as The Ritz-Carlton, MGM Resorts and Casinos, The Greenbrier Hotel and Spa, The Waldorf Astoria, and Shangri La Hotels and Resorts of Hong Kong.
He held key corporate level positions that required keen partnership with various ownership groups, Boards of Trustee’s as well as celebrity chef brands. In these roles he was instrumental in the growth of both The Ritz-Carlton and Shangri-la Hotel groups’ global expansions. His division was responsible for over two hundred restaurant concepts opening over various continents.
Starting as an Executive Chef he was promoted to and assumed key food and beverage roles, eventually ascending to General Manager/COO of luxury club and resort properties. These roles position him as a strong partner for key stakeholders of ownership, guests/members, or operators.
Lawrence developed a great understanding of global hospitality habits when living in Hong Kong, Singapore, and various cities in the United States. His restaurant concepts stretch the globe touching on various cuisines, service styles, and business atmospheres.
An accomplished Certified Master Chef, as well an Honoree Doctorate from Johnson and Wales, allowed for culinary understanding and influence as a General Manager/COO. While in the role he was honored with the Excellence in Club Management Mel Rex Award as top General Manager Nationally in the non-country club category.