Press Release Date: 08 Sep, 2010
Guoman Hotels has appointed Tim Cordon as general manager of The Cumberland hotel with immediate effect.
Dynamic, passionate and forward thinking, Cordon comes on board with Guoman to further establish the iconic, contemporary, highly design-led, London Oxford Street property as a unique, leading destination hotel in central London.
With a successful ten-year track record in developing flagship properties within the Radisson SAS portfolio, including the leading Radisson Blu Portman Square. Cordon will employ his proven expertise to drive forward the hotel’s wide-ranging appeal and continually enhance The Cumberland guest experience in its entirety; delivered from the many bedrooms and ample meetings & events space, to the hotel’s late-night destination venue, Carbon.
The appointment sees the property’s former general manager Stuart Chappell heading across to Beijing with the group where he will oversee Guoman Hotels’ second international hotel opening.
Heiko Figge, managing director, Guoman & Thistle Hotels explains: “Guoman Hotels has warmly welcomed Tim to our group – we are truly delighted and incredibly excited to have this high calibre of hotelier spearheading the future of this multi-faceted property. Tim’s blatant passion and energy that he guarantees to bring to this role will no doubt ensure The Cumberland retains its positing as an international, inspirational, experience-led hotel.”
Due to open in 2011, Guoman Hotels’ Beijing property comes hot on the heels of the luxurious five star Shanghai hotel which opened in June, further cementing the group’s ambitious expansion plans.