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.
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.”