Dorchester Collection Appoints Christophe Hilty as Hotel Manager for 45 Park Lane in London
London – May 10, 2013?-?Dorchester Collection?recently announced the appointment of Christophe Hilty as hotel manager for its contemporary Mayfair hotel,?45 Park Lane?. Reporting to Roland Fasel, general manager of The Dorchester and UK regional director, Hilty brings with him a wealth of experience at luxury hotel properties across both Europe and America. Spanning a 13-year career, Hilty’s previous luxury hotel positions have included director of rooms in both the Seychelles and Park Lane, London; assistant director of rooms in Los Angeles; and front office manager in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Fluent in French, German, English and Italian, Christophe is a native of France, and attended the European University in Brussels where he attained a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.? Commenting on his appointment, Christophe said: “45 Park Lane has made a huge impact on London’s hospitality market since it opened in 2011.I am delighted to be joining such a state-of-the-art property, and a company with the reputation of Dorchester Collection.”
45 Park Lane has already received industry recognition such as the Five-Star Award from Forbes Travel Guide, Five Red AA Stars and GQ’s Chef of the Year Awards, and has been recommended in Travel + Leisure’s IT List, Cond? Nast Traveller’s Hot List, the Tatler Travel Guide, the Tatler Restaurant Guide, Harpers Bazaar’s best new classic restaurants, and BA Highlife’s Travel Awards during 2012.
45 Park Lane opened its doors in September 2011, quickly rising in popularity on the London scene. Situated directly across from its sister property?The Dorchester, 45 Park Lane offers 45 contemporary rooms and suites, and a penthouse, overlooking Hyde Park and designed by world-renowned architect and designer Thierry Despont.
A 1,830 square foot two bedroom Penthouse Suite crowns the property offering panoramic views across London. The hotel launched with an innovative host concept, ground breaking in-room technology, and a collection of exceptional artwork by contemporary British artists was curated for rooms and suites as well as the public areas.? The hotel also debuted Wolfgang Puck’s first bar and restaurant in Europe – Bar 45, and CUT at 45 Park Lane – a modern American steak restaurant.? Since opening, the Media Room has responded to high demands for private dining and meetings.
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Dorchester Collection is a portfolio of the world’s foremost luxury hotels in Europe and the USA, each of which reflects the distinctive culture of its destination. By applying its unrivalled experience and capability in owning and operating some of the greatest individual hotels, the company’s mission is to develop an impeccable group of the finest landmark hotels through acquisition as well as management of wholly-owned and part-owned hotels, and to enter into management agreements.[/box]