Simon Thomas, head concierge at The Lanesborough in London, will be appointed international president of Les Clefs d’Or later this month at the Union Internationale des Concierges d’Hôtels. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole chats with Thomas ahead of his appointment to discover more about what this prestigious honour means to him.
Palácio Tangará will open in São Paulo in June 2017, marking a new era for European-owned Oetker Collection as it expands into the Americas for the first time.
Renovated as part of The Lanesborough’s acclaimed relaunch last year, The Library Bar offers a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the capital, coming alive in the evenings with relaxed DJ sessions. Dimmed lighting, grand surrounds, and the UK’s best Cognac selection helps the Library exude old-world charm and treats guests to a truly unique evening experience. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls in for a visit.
Frank Marrenbach, chief executive of Oetker Collection, has announced the recent appointment of Luca Allegri to the role of managing director of Le Bristol Paris. Allegri will take over the leadership of the award-wining Parisian palace in August 2016. He will take over from Philippe Perd who has been assigned this function temporarily on top of his role of managing director of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes.
Oetker Collection has announced, effective immediately, Philippe Perd, chief project development officer Oetker Collection and managing director Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, has been appointed president and general manager of Le Bristol Paris. The news comes as Didier le Calvez steps down from his role as chief operating officer with Oetker.
With its enviable location in the heart of London, in prestigious Knightsbridge, and panoramic views of Hyde Park, The Lanesborough has long been considered one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Having recently undergone an 18 month renovation project, the property is returning to the London hospitality scene stronger than ever. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole takes a tour.
The Lanesborough has re-opened its doors in London following an extensive 18-month renovation project by late interior designer Alberto Pinto. Located just moments from Knightsbridge, Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, The Lanesborough is London’s finest residence and one of the city’s most iconic hotels.
The owning company and Oetker Collection have signed a management contract to promote the one-of-a-kind property as of July 2013. The luxury retreat occupies an entire private island in the middle of the turquoise and temperate waters of the Indian Ocean. Beautifully crafted and nestled nicely into the coastline, its 16 residences ranging from 400 to 700 square meters, are naturally secluded.
The Oetker Collection of masterpiece hotels has made two significant promotions to new roles within the senior leadership team, as it continues its strong expansion. The Oetker Collection has recently added Palais Namaskar in Marrakech and Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France to its portfolio, and will be opening L’Apogée Courchevel later this year, on 11.12.13.
Nestled between the Atlas Mountains and the Djebilet Hills in Morocco, the luxury Palais Namaskar Hotel & Spa is an idyllic resort of 41 suites, villas and palaces. Beautifully constructed following Feng Shui principles, Palais Namaskar sits amid 50,000 square metres of scented and manicured Balinese-inspired gardens complemented by cascading waterfalls and lakes.
HE Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Chairman of National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels (NCTH) has appointed Hotel Le Bristol Paris, owned by the Oetker Hotel Collection, to manage Le Bristol Abu Dhabi.