London Edition has announced the appointment of a new hotel manager, who is ready to strengthen the offering at the iconic Ian Schrager property.
The 173-bedroom hotel, which first opened its doors in 2013, has welcomed David Stanton to the role, who will now work closely with general manager Jurgen Ammerstorfer to oversee all operations at the property.
Speaking to Boutique Hotelier, Stanton, who joins from his role of director of food and beverage at Rosewood Hotel Georgia, explains that while he is still in the process of learning everything about London Edition, he is keen to ‘keep the vibe and keep the energy’ that makes the hotel special.
“We want to make sure that none of the hard work that’s been done to establish the hotel and brand in London, that we don’t lose any of our flavour. When the Edition is six, seven years old, it doesn’t just become another hotel in London, that it’s still remains the most awesome hotel in London.
“One of things I’m most sensitive to is how it is for staff because there was a brief two-week handover period between me and my predecessor, he was wildly different from how I do things, just like the opening manager was before him, so for the staff to constantly readjust and adapt to the new person can be hard.
Stanton has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years, spending half his time with Four Seasons across its properties in New York, China, Thailand and the UK.
So what attracted him to the role at London Edition?
“For the job interview process, I walked into the lobby and in three seconds I knew I wanted to work here and that never happens,” he adds. “This hotel really encourages personality and that’s what I really love and really attracted me to the role.”
Stanton also revealed that the hotel had some ‘exciting plans coming up’, with ‘a couple of projects in the planning stages that if given the go ahead will bring a new element to the hotel’.