By Angela Green, Content Executive, H&C News: Strand Palace appoints new Cluster Commercial Director.
Strand Palace, under L&R Hotels, has recently appointed and welcomed Pavan Soni as the new Cluster Commercial Director.
Pavan has a vast hospitality background with over 20 years of luxury and mid-scale brand experience within the hotel industry. He has worked for large chains and well-known groups across the globe including UAE, the US and the UK as General Manager, Group Director of Sales and Marketing as well as Head of Revenue.
He has a proven track record for achieving high multi-million revenues and prides himself on his Marketing skills to position hotels as the highest ranking in their areas.
As part of his new role at Strand Palace, Pavan will oversee all commercial aspects including Sales, Revenue, Marketing, PR, E-Commerce, Reservations, Content Management and social media.
Strand Palace has been welcoming guests since 1909 with an astounding 785 bedrooms on the iconic Strand in central London. The hotel underwent a major multi-million pound refurbishment in 2020, maintaining its iconic art deco influence and features with a stylish contemporary upgrade, offering true British charm.
Commenting on his new role, Pavan Soni, Cluster Commercial Director, said: “I look forward to working closely with a young and energetic commercial team to make Strand Palace the best and most sought after 4* hotel in Central London by building on its successes.
“Having worked for large hotel chains for a long time it is refreshing and exciting for me to work for an independent hotel. With the knowledge, experience and connections I have amassed over the years, plus the rich history and excellent location of the property, I plan to expand Strand Palace’s reach to new markets and countries that London hotels don’t traditionally market to.”