Industry Update
Appointment21 July 2020

Tom Bates

Appointed Director of Marketing & Communications
At Nobu Hotel London Portman Square, United Kingdom

Tom Bates

tom Bates has been newly appointed in his role as Director of Marketing & Communications. Bates joins the team from The Lanesborough hotel, where he headed up the marketing and communications team. Recently hailed as one of the UK's most influential communications professionals in PR Week's Power Book 2020, he will use his extensive experience in the field to direct strategic local and global brand marketing and PR of the hotel.

Nobu Hospitality LLC

Nobu is one of the premier luxury lifestyle brands in the world and is owned by Chef Nobu, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper. With operations spanning five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in many global capitals as a focal destination.
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