Carina is a hospitality management expert who has held a number of leadership positions with the Carlson Rezidor Hospitality Group since joining in 1994. From auspicious beginnings – as the company’s youngest GM – Carina has developed particular expertise in the launching and managing of new properties in the luxury space.
At the height of the U.K. recession, Carina was appointed Opening GM of the Hotel Missoni (Edinburgh), where she won Scotland’s Hotel Manager of the Year and came runner-up in MKG’s Best General Manager worldwide. Under Svensen’s tenure, Hotel Missoni was voted Scotland’s Best Hotel and Europe’s Leading New Hotel. Collecting similar accolades across F&B, design and talent management, it quickly established a reputation amongst the capital’s leading luxury destinations.
Following the hotel’s successful rebrand in 2014, Carina’s latest role is as Global Brand Manager of Quorvus Collection – Carlson Rezidor’s new luxury hotel concept. Managing a rapidly growing portfolio, Carina’s vision is to develop a prestigious international collection in a way which emphasises the unique and important local identities of each member property.