London's Claridge's Gets New General Manager

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Here's a name to remember for your London-bound clients: Thomas Kochs is the new general manager of Claridge’s in Mayfair.

Kochs, who has worked in all three Maybourne properties (Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley) since joining the company in 2001, most recently held the position of Hotel Manager at Claridge’s. In this role he oversaw projects such as the creation and launch of the Diane von Furstenberg rooms and suites as well as ending 2010 with the best financial results in the hotel’s recent history.

From 2007 to 2009, Kochs held the title of Hotel Manager at The Connaught and played a key role in spearheading the successful re-launch of the prestigious hotel after its $109 million restoration program.

Kochs began his career in the company at The Berkeley as part of the banqueting team, becoming Head of Events and subsequently Food & Beverage Director of the hotel in 2005.

Born in Germany, Kochs started his career in the hospitality industry 20 years ago at Steigenberger Hotel Group. He is a graduate of the Fachhochschule Munich where he holds an MBA Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH).

For more information, visit www.maybourne.com.

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