Hotel Café Royal beefs up management team with three new hires


Hotel Café Royal has announced two additions to its team; a new director of food and beverage, front of house manager and hotel manager.

The luxury hotel has welcomed Benjamin Hofer as its new F&B director, who joins with a wealth of experience, including working for Maybourne Hotel Group as restaurant director, where, together with the team and Chef Simon Rogan, he opened the critically acclaimed and Michelin-starred Fera at Claridge’s.

Hendrik Hübner is the hotel’s new front of house manager, joining from Claridge’s, where he worked for five and a half years in roles including front office manager and reception manager.

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Hotel Café Royal’s new hotel manager is François-Xavier Schoeffer, after he was promoted from director of operations at the hotel, a role he has been in since 2013.

Speaking about the new appointments, Hotel Café Royal’s managing director Thomas Kochs said: “Our people are the most valuable asset we have in the hotel and I wholeheartedly believe that the team is the foundation on which future developments at Hotel Café Royal are built. I am so happy to welcome these two key members to the team and for François to take the next step in his career. Our aim and focus is to create lasting and meaningful guest experiences that engage, inspire and leave you with the desire to return. I am looking forward to achieving this with a talented leadership team. ”


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