Industry Update
Appointment26 May 2017

Thomas Kochs

Appointed Managing Director
At Corinthia Hotel London, United Kingdom

Thomas KochsCorinthia Hotel London announces the appointment of leading London hotelier, Thomas Kochs, as its Managing Director, starting in the role on 22 May 2017. Kochs will be responsible for managing Corinthia hotel’s flagship property which opened its doors on Whitehall Place in 2011. In six years Corinthia London has achieved international acclaim as one of the world’s leading luxury five-star hotels. With 294-bedrooms, suites and penthouses, two international restaurants, a cocktail bar and the UK’s award-winning ESPA Life at Corinthia spa, the hotel will now be managed by this sought-after hotelier. Kochs joins Corinthia London from the 160-bedroom Hotel Café Royal, London where he was Managing Director for just over a year. Prior to this Kochs was the well-known face of Claridge’s, where he was General Manager from 2010 to 2015. He originally joined the Maybourne Hotel Group in 2005 and rapidly rose through the ranks, proving himself as an inspired leader, operating in key roles across the portfolio of The Berkeley, The Connaught and then Claridge’s.

Corinthia Hotels Limited

Corinthia Hotels is a growing family of uplifting, luxury destinations. Founded in Malta in 1962, there are now nine elegant properties worldwide, with four more landmark hotels opening by 2021. From city-centre hotels to coastal resorts, each one is connected by a strong Corinthia philosophy.
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