Hotel Café Royal welcomes new deputy director of food and beverage from Maybourne Group


Hotel Café Royal, part of The Set group of hotels, has welcomed a new deputy director of food and beverage and director wine, who joins from the Maybourne Hotel Group.

Charles Segond brings with him a wealth of experience, having started his career 15 years ago at La Bastide de Moustiers by Alain Ducasse and working at a number of London establishments in varying sommelier roles.

More recently he has spent the past six and a half years working in various senior roles with Maybourne Hotel Group, including five years as Claridge’s wine executive. Most recently Segond took over the running of The Connaught’s Espelette Restaurant.

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Now in his new role, he will focus on the development of Hotel Café Royal’s food & beverage offerings throughout the hotel, with one notable project of recreating its once-famed world class wine cellar.

Hotel Café Royal’s managing director Thomas Kochs said of the appointment: “We are very happy to welcome Charles to the team here at Hotel Café Royal. Working alongside our food & beverage director Ben Hoyer he will be instrumental in the successful development of our bar and restaurant portfolio and creating even more lasting and meaningful guest experiences.”



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