Press Release Date: 09 Feb, 2011
Deluxe London hotel group, Guoman Hotels has brought in the expertise of James Berry as Hotel Manager of The Cumberland. Berry assigns his position at the vibrant Marble Arch property under the skilled direction of General Manager, Tim Cordon.
With over 13 years industry experience, Berry will oversee the entire operational efficiency of the 1000-bedroomed hotel; ensuring a consistency of excellence across all departments, as well as being responsible for further developing The Cumberland’s appeal as a central London hotel destination.
Berry’s strong track record in successfully managing multiple departments and projects within hotels including the Park Inn Bedford and the Park Inn Watford, and most recently, as General Manager of the Park Inn Peterborough, made him an outstanding choice for the demanding management role within what is the Guoman collection’s largest hotel.
Cordon, already impressed with Berry from their time working together within a previous role, comments: “James has an enduring passion and drive for the industry; apparent in everything he sets out to achieve. His proven expertise, attention to detail and proactive attitude to continually enhancing service levels, will no doubt ensure The Cumberland continues to be a favoured deluxe hotel choice in central London.
Keenly anticipating his new role, Berry adds: “I’m extremely proud to be welcomed to join what is such a notorious hotel, with such varying elements – including the Michelin-starred Rhodes W1 Brasserie and Fine Dining Restaurant – it’s certainly a hotel that has lots to offer and sets a fantastic professional challenge. I’ve arrived with a real drive to exceed our guests’ expectations demonstrated by the team thus far.”
The Cumberland hotel is a striking, contemporary four-star deluxe property within the Guoman collection, currently boasting four landmark properties in London as well as a property in Shanghai.