Corinthia Hotel London has announced the appointment of leading hotelier, Thomas Kochs, as its managing director.
Kochs will be responsible for managing Corinthia hotel’s flagship property which opened its doors on Whitehall Place in 2011.
In six years Corinthia London has achieved international acclaim as one of the world’s leading luxury five-star hotels.
With 294-bedrooms, suites and penthouses, two international restaurants, a cocktail bar and the UK’s award-winning ESPA Life at Corinthia spa, the hotel will now be managed by this sought-after hotelier.
Welcoming his appointment, Simon Naudi, chief executive, Corinthia Hotels, said: “We are delighted to see Thomas join our flagship hotel in the heart of London.
“Corinthia Hotels are witnessing solid and steady growth as our brand steps up to the top table of global leading hotel groups.
“Our London property spearheads our brand development and Thomas will help us drive this forward with great energy. He is a renowned general manager on the world stage.”
Kochs joins Corinthia London from the 160-bedroom Hotel Café Royal, London where he was managing director for just over a year.
Prior to this Kochs was the well-known face of Claridge’s, where he was general manager from 2010 to 2015.
He originally joined the Maybourne Hotel Group in 2005 and rapidly rose through the ranks, proving himself as an inspired leader, operating in key roles across the portfolio of The Berkeley, The Connaught and then Claridge’s.
On his new appointment Kochs said: “I have looked with admiration at how Corinthia Hotel London entered the London market so recently and yet took command of its position, not just geographically but in the emotions of all who visit it and are inspired by its charm, the remarkable 21st century facilities and the warm hospitality the team extends to guests.
“This hotel will be a joy to lead which I am very much looking forward to.”