GM announced for Chiswick hotel ahead of £20m upgrade


Thomas Doyle has been appointed general manager of Clayton Hotel Chiswick ahead of the completion of a refurbishment and extension project at the hotel costing over £20m.

London-born Doyle joins the four-star, 227-bedroom hotel and conference centre from Jurys Inn, where he worked his way up to becoming general manager of the company’s Islington property.

The hotel’s renovation project, which began in June 2014, includes the addition of 104 bedrooms and the upgrade of existing bedrooms, a new bar and restaurant, meetings and event facilities and a more spacious reception area.

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The new look will be unveiled in February 2016.

“This is a very exciting opportunity for me and an important chapter in the history of the hotel,” commented Doyle. “When we open next year, we hope local residents and businesses in the area will come and appreciate our fantastic facilities, fresh new look and welcoming feel.”

Further appointments to the management team include head chef Gaurav Puri. Gaurav previously worked at Claridge’s as a sous chef and his career has also included positions at The Berkeley, The Langham London, and with the Gordon Ramsay Group.

Lukasz Klosiewicz has been appointed meetings and events manager, moving from Clayton Crown Hotel in Cricklewood.

Gaurav Dhaul becomes director of sales, joining from Grange Hotels where he was sales manager, while Lauren Cooper joins as HR manager, from Accor New Zealand.

Clayton Hotel Chiswick, formerly the Chiswick Moran Hotel, was acquired by Dalata Hotel Group as part of the £324m purchase of nine hotels from Moran Bewley’s Hotel Group in February 2015.

It was rebranded with the Clayton name in May.