Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of Oscar del Campo as General Manager of Le Méridien Piccadilly, London. Oscar joins Le Méridien Piccadilly from Hotel Imperial and Hotel Bristol – two iconic hotels in Vienna which are part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection portfolio.
Del Campo began his career with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in 1992 as a Guest Service Agent at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel in Heathrow, working his way up to become Front Office Manager, a role he held until 2000. He was then promoted to General Manager of the Arabella Sheraton Golf Hotel Son Vida in Mallorca, where he worked for five years.
From 2005 onwards, the German-born Spaniard managed the Sheraton Frankfurt Hotel & Towers – one of the largest hotels within Starwood’s portfolio with over one thousand rooms and 56 banquet rooms. In May 2007, del Campo was promoted to the role of General Manager at Hotel Imperial and Hotel Bristol where he was responsible for around 350 members of staff.
Reporting to Colin Bennett, Area Manager England, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, del Campo will now manage the chic 267-room Le Méridien Piccadilly hotel in London, as well as the hotel’s recently redesigned destination bar Longitude 0’8, Terrace Restaurant and five conference, banqueting and event suites.
Colin Bennett said of the announcement, “We are delighted to welcome Oscar back to England. Since leaving the Sheraton Skyline, he has gained a wealth of experience in managing luxury hotels and I have no doubt that Le Méridien Piccadilly will benefit from his knowledge and expertise.”
In addition to the relaunch of Longitude 0’8 last August, Le Méridien Piccadilly also underwent a complete refurbishment of its public areas in 2010, as well as a refresh of 173 guest rooms, giving the landmark hotel a truly distinctive, stylish and contemporary feel. The remaining rooms are set to be finished by summer 2011 with an additional 13 rooms also being created.