Como Hotels and Resorts announces two new London appointments
Como Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of two new management positions for its two London hotels.
Andrew Thomson joins the Halkin by Como in London as general manager, while David Monson takes on the role of hotel manager at Metropolitan by Como in London.
Thomson moves to the Belgravia hotel on Halkin Street from nearby sister hotel, Metropolitan where he was hotel manager for more than six years.
He has been working in hospitality management and development for over 20 years, having started his career in guest services at the InterContinental London where he worked his way up to department head.
After a period at the Landmark London, he joined Como Hotels and Resorts in 2006 as account director for corporate sales and successfully developed business with key multinational companies and the Middle East.
In summer 2008 he took the opportunity to move back into operations and has been in management with Metropolitan ever since.
"Though only a short distance away from the Metropolitan, the Halkin by Como is a distinct property with its own unique spirit, and I am looking forward to working with the incredible team already in place there," said Thomson.
Kenneth Kominski, Como head of HR, said Thomson's promotion was part of the company's commitment to development and training. He said: "Como's philosophy has always been to retain and develop our top talent. Andrew's promotion is a perfect example of this strategy in practice and we wish him well in his new role."
Monson has been working as the hotel manager at Metropolitan since May 2015, having taken over the role from Thomson. Educated at Oxford Brooks University, Monson started his hospitality career at the Palace hotel in Devon as a management trainee before moving to London to work at Claridge's and the Savoy in a variety of food and beverage roles.
Monson joined Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in 1996 and worked for the company at Four Seasons Resort and Club Les Colinas in Dallas, Texas; Four Seasons Resort Great Exuma at Emerald Bay, Bahamas; and Four Seasons Hampshire. He moved back to London last year to take on his first hotel manager role at the Stafford.
These appointments follow on from the company's appointment last year when Andrew Peart was made the director of sales and marketing for London. Peart is based at the company's UK head office in Mayfair and is responsible for Como's two London properties. Como operates 12 hotels and resorts worldwide.
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