Accor has confirmed the appointment of Philippe Leboeuf as managing director of Raffles London on the OWO.
The property, on Whitehall, reverse Horse Guards, will open in subsequent yr.
The a lot anticipated 125-room lodge may also embrace 85 branded residences, and sits throughout the former Grade II listed Old War Office constructing.
Most just lately, Leboeuf was regional vice chairman of operations for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and common supervisor of Mandarin Oriental Paris, positions he held since 2013 and 2010, respectively.
He brings over 30 years’ expertise working luxurious accommodations to the position.
Prior to becoming a member of Mandarin Oriental, he was common supervisor of Claridge’s in London for 3 years.
As managing director of Raffles London on the OWO, Leboeuf might be liable for overseeing and executing operations for the London flagship Raffles property.
Having undergone a monumental transformation during the last 5 years, the OWO may also comprise a group of 9 eating places and bars and an immersive spa.
“On behalf of the Raffles brand, I am delighted to welcome Philippe to our flagship location in London,” stated Stephen Alden, chief government, Raffles & Orient Express.
“He is a true professional, well-known and highly respected throughout our industry, bringing a luxury pedigree and dedication to service excellence that our loyal guests, discerning travellers and local clientele will respect and admire.”
The Old War Office, initially accomplished in 1906 and designed by British architect William Young, is steeped in historical past.
Formerly the location of the unique Palace of Whitehall, residence to Henry VIII and different monarchs, the constructing has witnessed world-shaping occasions whereas influential political and army leaders together with Winston Churchill and David Lloyd George held workplace.