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INDUSTRY TITANS: Thomas Kochs, managing director, Corinthia London

Thomas Kochs

Thomas started his role as managing director in May 2017 where he is responsible for managing Corinthia hotel’s flagship property which opened its doors on Whitehall Place in 2011.

He joined Corinthia Hotel London from the 160-bedroom Hotel Café Royal, where he was managing director for just over a year. Prior to this Thomas was the well-known face of Claridge’s, where he was managing director from 2010 to 2015. He originally joined the Maybourne Hotel Group in 2005 and rapidly rose through the ranks, proving himself as an inspired leader, operating in key roles such as hotel manager, food & beverage director and head of events & groups across the portfolio of The Berkeley, The Connaught and then Claridge’s.

In just a short time at Corinthia London he has certainly made his mark. The launch of 11 new suites, the opening of a new restaurant with an iconic chef partner and appointing a new executive chef, have meant it’s been a busy year at luxury five-star hotel.

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Throughout the developments Thomas had a clear ambition; to ensure the hotel stays relevant as the market develops and competition gets stronger.

Chefs Andre Garrett and Tom Kerridge have recently joined the ranks at the hotel, driven by Thomas’s vision and drive for evolution. He is bringing new life into Corinthia London, introducing new partnerships with local creatives to redefine the traditions of a luxury five-star property in the capital.

“Everyone is looking for an experience,” he says. “We try to have interesting partnerships beyond what would be expected of a five-star hotel.”

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Corinthia London

Bedrooms: 254

Website: www.corinthia.com/en/hotels/london

Executive chef: André Garrett

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