Nicholas Chalmers has been appointed general manager of the 256-bedroom Conrad London St James, seven months after the hotel was rebranded from the InterContinental London Westminster.
He replaces Chris Jung, who joined the hotel in August 2014 to oversee its rebranding. The hotel is operated under a franchise agreement with Hilton Worldwide by Supreme Hotels, part of the Splendid Hospitality Group.
After graduating from Reading University with a degree in modern history and international relations, Chalmers completed a masters qualification in international hotel management at the University of Surrey.
Having started his career at the Royal Crescent hotel, Bath, he moved to London to work at the Landmark and then the Renaissance Chancery Court (now the Rosewood London) hotels.
Stuart Bailey, chief executive of Splendid Hospitality Group and owner of Supreme Hotels, said that Chalmers background in luxury hospitality made him ideally suited for championing "high performance" across all areas of the hotel. "With an understanding of both operations and finance, Nicholas will maintain the highest guest service standards and luxury hotel management principles."