EXCLUSIVE: The LaLit London appoints new general manager


The LaLit London has appointed a new general manager to replace Arun Kumar who was responsible for the launch of the luxury hotel in February this year.

Johnson Joseph has joined the 70-bed hotel from his role with the Cairn Hotel Group, where he was most recently hotel manager at Crowne Plaza Gerrards Cross.

He also boasts managerial experience across a range of brands, including Hilton and Holiday Inn and has spent the last two years with Cairn Hotel Group.

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Joseph takes over from Kumar who left in October to join Sunborn London, the four-star yacht hotel situated in the dock by London’s ExCeL centre.

He will now oversee the management of the five-star hotel, its 70 bedrooms, four F&B outlets including the main Indian-themed Baluchi restaurant and a cocktail bar, plus four treatment rooms built two floors below ground.

The LaLit London opened earlier this year following the £50m transformation of the Grade-II listed former St Olaves Grammar School. The hotel marked the first overseas property from India’s largest privately-owned hotel brand, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group and is one of 13 hotels operational in the portfolio.

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