Stuart Geddes has been promoted to managing director at the Lanesborough hotel in London, taking up the position with immediate effect.
Geddes has been hotel manager at the five-red-AA-star, 93-bedroom hotel for the past two years, worked under former managing director Marco Novella, who left the hotel in June. Geddes originally joined from the Goring, where he had been general manager.
Timo Gruenert, chief executive of Oetker Collection, which manages the property, said: "We are delighted to promote Stuart to the role of managing director at the Lanesborough, as he has proven to be not only an excellent and passionate hotelier but also an inspiring leader and a great entrepreneur. The Lanesborough is a quintessentially British landmark and we appreciate Stuart's respect for the heritage of this iconic hotel, while constantly pushing for creativity and innovation."
Geddes added: "It is both a pleasure and an honour to be promoted to the role of managing director at the Lanesborough. As we continue to navigate one of the most challenging 18 months for the hospitality industry, I remain more dedicated than ever to providing our guests with the world-renowned service and attention to detail they expect from a true Masterpiece Hotel. My team and I strive to further enhance the Lanesborough's prestigious reputation as one of the finest luxury hotels in London and a landmark of British hospitality."