Industry Update
Appointment 8 August 2019

Sandeep Bhalla

Appointed General Manager
At The Connaught in London, United Kingdom

Sandeep BhallaDistinguished hotelier Sandeep Bhalla has been appointed General Manager of The Connaught, theiconic five star hotel on Mount Street, in the heart of Mayfair, part of Maybourne Hotel Group.Indian-born Sandeep has worked in the luxury hospitality sector for 25 years in London, Dubai andIndia. Before joining The Connaught as Hotel Manager in 2018, he worked at sister hotel The Berkeleyin Knightsbridge, where he joined as Director of Food and Beverage in 2007 and was subsequentlyappointed Hotel Manager in 2012. Before joining Maybourne Hotel Group Sandeep was part of the preopening team of the prestigious Burj Al Arab in Dubai.In his new role as General Manager of The Connaught, Sandeep will oversee the re-opening of twoMichelin star Hélène Darroze at The Connaught in September 2019, as well as spearheading a series ofnew developments at the luxury hotel this autumn 2019
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Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education

Sandeep Bhalla (Class of 2014) is a graduate of Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education in Ithaca, New York - United States
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Maybourne Hotel Group

Maybourne Hotel Group, whose headquarters is in Mayfair, owns and manages Claridge’s, the Connaught and the Berkeley, three of the world’s most renowned luxury London hotels. Maybourne hotels are committed to delivering authentic and unique guest experiences that reflect their individual nature, their guests and their people whilst maintaining a timeless elegance and intuitive service style that are the hallmarks of these properties.
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