Accor has confirmed the appointment of Philippe Leboeuf as managing director of Raffles London on the OWO.
The property, on Whitehall, reverse Horse Guards, will open in subsequent yr.
The a lot anticipated 125-room lodge will even embody 85 branded residences, and sits inside the former Grade II listed Outdated Warfare Workplace constructing.
Most not too long ago, Leboeuf was regional vice chairman of operations for Mandarin Oriental Lodge Group and common supervisor of Mandarin Oriental Paris, positions he held since 2013 and 2010, respectively.
He brings over 30 years’ expertise working luxurious lodges to the position.
Previous to becoming a member of Mandarin Oriental, he was common supervisor of Claridge’s in London for 3 years.
As managing director of Raffles London on the OWO, Leboeuf shall be accountable for overseeing and executing operations for the London flagship Raffles property.
Having undergone a monumental transformation during the last 5 years, the OWO will even comprise a group of 9 eating places and bars and an immersive spa.
“On behalf of the Raffles model, I’m delighted to welcome Philippe to our flagship location in London,” stated Stephen Alden, chief govt, Raffles & Orient Categorical.
“He’s a real skilled, well-known and extremely revered all through our trade, bringing a luxurious pedigree and dedication to service excellence that our loyal company, discerning travellers and native clientele will respect and admire.”
The Outdated Warfare Workplace, initially accomplished in 1906 and designed by British architect William Younger, is steeped in historical past.
Previously the positioning of the unique Palace of Whitehall, house to Henry VIII and different monarchs, the constructing has witnessed world-shaping occasions whereas influential political and army leaders together with Winston Churchill and David Lloyd George held workplace.