Rebecca Somach has been appointed director of west coast sales for The Maybourne Hotel Group is also the owner and operators of London’s historic Claridge’s, The Connaught, and The Berkley.
Somach brings many years of experience with her to the new role, including most recently having been the director of luxury leisure sales for the St. Regis in New York, based out of Los Angeles. Prior to her position as the director of luxury leisure sales, Somach spent some time at Mr. C Beverly Hills and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
Before her start in the hospitality industry, Somach had a 10-year career as a journalist, which has and will continue to aide in her communication skills and help her in the sales position with The Maybourne Hotel Group. She’s expected to start the new position on Monday, January 16, based out of Los Angeles.
Other new happenings at the Maybourne Hotel Group include The Connaught’s new restaurant from well-known chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The unnamed project is set to be a relaxed, neighborhood restaurant available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner featuring Vongerichten’s farm-to-table cooking style. The opening brings Vongerichten back to London since his last operation at Vong, at The Connaught’s sister hotel, The Berkeley.
Though Vong has closed, The Berkeley will soon conclude its extensive renovation of the Apartment suite, the last in a new suite collection under the direction of John Heah of the Aman properties. The new suites are the final phase in a tiered renovation project, which included the refurbishment of the hotel’s Blue Bar and Collins Room.
New at Claridge is a unique collaboration with luxury pajama brand Olivia von Halle, where guests at the hotel will receive the designer’s signature silk pajamas to wear throughout their say, so be sure to plan a lazy day.