The Cavendish London appoints new GM
The Cavendish London has announced the appointment of Lloyd Cole as General Manager, Cole has more than 12 years’ experience in the hospitality industry.
He joins The Cavendish London from St. Ermin’s Hotel, part of the Autograph Collection, where he was Hotel Manager.
Prior to this, he worked as Director of Operations at Lincoln Plaza London, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, and The Chelsea Harbour Hotel. Lloyd was also Director of Sales, Marketing & Operations at the five-star Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel, as well as being Value Centre General Manager at the 801-bedroom The Tower Hotel, which is located opposite the iconic Tower Bridge in central London.
Commenting on his new role, Cole said: “I’m thrilled to join the team at The Cavendish London, and further grow the potential of this well-established historic hotel, by building upon its strong position as the place to stay, dine and unwind when visiting Mayfair.
“There are some exciting plans in the pipeline and I’m looking forward to working within Ascott, who have such a wide and established global reach in the market. This is a great opportunity to take the reins and help further grow, develop and enhance the already strong position of The Cavendish London.”
The Cavendish London is managed by The Ascott Limited, a member of CapitaLand Investment. Located in the heart of Mayfair and Piccadilly, on the corner of Duke Street and Jermyn Street, the deluxe four-star hotel boasts 230 rooms offering guests relaxing accommodation within easy reach of the capital’s famous West End theatres, world class art galleries, restaurants and iconic landmarks.
Billy Hughes, Area Manager, said: “We are delighted Lloyd has joined our fantastic team at The Cavendish London and become part of the wider Ascott family. He brings a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience with him that will be invaluable. I’m certain Lloyd’s hard work, enthusiasm and drive will continue to take the hotel from strength to strength, and I look forward to working together to ensure our guests at The Cavendish London always enjoy excellent service and an unforgettable experience.”
The Cavendish London has been a hotel on its present site since 1966, with a Cavendish hotel having existed since the mid-nineteenth century. Formerly owned by the formidable Rosa Lewis – better known as the Duchess of Duke Street – the hotel has five unique event spaces and boasts the Mayfair Lounge & Grill restaurant onsite.