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 resort may even embody 85 branded residences, and sits inside the former Grade II listed Previous Battle Workplace constructing.
Most just lately, Leboeuf was regional vice chairman of operations for Mandarin Oriental Lodge Group and common supervisor of Mandarin Oriental Paris, positions he held since 2013 and 2010, respectively.
He brings over 30 years’ expertise working luxurious inns to the position.
Previous 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 will likely 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 even comprise a set of 9 eating places and bars and an immersive spa.
“On behalf of the Raffles model, I’m delighted to welcome Philippe to our flagship location in London,” mentioned Stephen Alden, chief govt, Raffles & Orient Specific.
“He’s a real skilled, well-known and extremely revered all through our trade, bringing a luxurious pedigree and dedication to service excellence that our loyal friends, discerning travellers and native clientele will respect and admire.”
The Previous Battle Workplace, initially accomplished in 1906 and designed by British architect William Younger, is steeped in historical past.
Previously the positioning of the unique Palace of Whitehall, dwelling 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.