Hilton has announced the appointment of Chris Jung as general manager of the newly re-launched Conrad London St. James, the latest addition to the Conrad Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio and the first Conrad in the UK.
Jung joins the hotel from five years with InterContinental Hotels Group, overseeing day-to-day operations for The Intercontinental Berlin, Intercontinental Taba Heights Resort, and Intercontinental Doha The City and Intercontinental Residence Suites Doha The City.
Prior to his time with IHG, Jung worked with Hilton from 2003 to 2009 working in properties throughout the company’s portfolio around the world. He has also won awards for his leadership skills including the InterContinental Hotels Group Award for Outstanding Leadership under Exceptional Circumstances in November 2012.
Stuart Bailey, CEO of Splendid Hospitality Group and owners of Supreme Hotels LLP commented: “We considered Chris’s experience within the luxury hotel segment paramount to his appointment to heading up the only Conrad hotel in London. As this is effectively a re-launch and repositioning of the hotel, Chris’s previous roles of managing complex transitions made him the perfect choice for the role.”
Jung commented on his appointment, “It is an honour to be a part of the return of Conrad luxury back to London.”