The 518-bedroom Sofitel London Gatwick has appointed Globy Ouseph as general manager. He will join the hotel, which is directly linked to the airport's North Terminal, on 30 May from sister property, the 605-bedroom Sofitel London Heathrow, where he was hotel manager.
Meanwhile, James Berry, former general manger at the Gatwick hotel, has taken over the same role in Heathrow.
Both hotels are owned and operated by Arora Hotels under a franchise agreement with AccorHotels. Ouseph joined the Heathrow hotel in 2013 as food and beverage manager. He previously worked at the Hilton Waldorf in London for over 10 years, starting as a management trainee and rising to director of conference and banqueting before becoming hotel operations manager.
Ouseph said he is "delighted" join the Sofitel London Gatwick and maintain its position as "the only premium and luxury hotel experience at the airport".
"With some newly refurbished spaces and more partnerships now in place at the airport, we're looking forward to a great year ahead."
Vincent Madden, director of operations at Arora Hotels, a division of the Arora Group, added: "With extensive knowledge of Accor's luxury Sofitel brand and a thorough understanding of how to maximise both the extensive conference offering and the popular Park, Rest and Fly proposition at Sofitel Gatwick, Globy is exceptionally well-placed to ensure our guests continue to enjoy a seamless hotel experience whilst travelling through or visiting the airport."
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