Guillaume Marly appointed managing director of Hotel Café Royal

25 August 2017 by
Guillaume Marly appointed managing director of Hotel Café Royal

The Set, the hotel collection behind Hotel Café Royal, has appointed Guillaume Marly as managing director, with a start date set in November.

Marly's appointment follows the departure of Thomas Kochs who left the business in April 2017 to take on a managing director role at the Corinthia Hotel London.

Formerly of the 157-bedroom ME London, where he held the role of general manager, Marly has worked in top hotels such as the Ritz; the Connaught; Claridge's; the Jumeirah Carlton Tower; the Dorchester; and André Balazs Hotels, where he oversaw the launch of the Chiltern Firehouse.

Marly said: "It is a real privilege to have the opportunity of leading Hotel Café Royal through its next phase of development. It has been a truly iconic property in London for more than 150 years and I am proud to be part of such a magnificent project."

Georgi Akirov, chairman of the Set added: "Guillaume is the ideal pick to position Hotel Café Royal in line with our vision of creating the modern grand hotels of our time. I look forward to supporting him as he works hand with hand with the rest of our team in further strengthening the hotel's position in the market."

The Set currently operates Hotel Café Royal; Conservatorium in Amsterdam; and the Lutetia in Paris which is due to open later this year.

ME London appoints general manager from Chiltern Firehouse >>

The art of service >>

Is breakfast the new lunch? >>

Videos from The Caterer archives

Are you looking for a new role? See all the current hospitality vacancies available with The Caterer Jobs

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking