Hotel Café Royal is pleased to announce the appointment of Kerry O’Connor as Director of Food & Beverage.
Commencing the role on 29th January, O’ Connor joins from The Grove Hotel, Hertfordshire, at an exciting time in her new position. This year, Hotel Café Royal will undergo refurbishments on the first and ground floors before opening a new restaurant in Spring 2018. Heavily involved in the upcoming changes, Kerry will lead the hotel in delivering an exceptional new offering befitting the standards of the iconic Hotel Café Royal. The new restaurant will replace The Ten Room and join Papillon, Green Bar and Oscar Wilde Lounge to complete the hotel’s F&B portfolio, with a further fine dining operation to open in 2019.
Starting her career with Carluccio’s, Kerry has been no stranger to new openings and restaurant launches, having opened several high profile and notable hotels, bars & restaurants. As F&B Director at Mondrian ‘Sea Containers’ Hotel London, she oversaw the launch and opening of the multi award winning Dandelyan Bar. In addition to her hotel background, Kerry worked with Selfridges over a 7-year period where she was charged with a daily operation comprising 17 F&B outlets.
The announcement quickly follows the appointment of Guillaume Marly as Managing Director at the end of last year. Marly commented: “We are thrilled to welcome Kerry to our growing team. With Hotel Café Royal undergoing a significant phase of development, the changes will bring a brilliant addition to the hotel and to London’s flourishing dining scene. We look forward to announcing further details in due course.”