InterContinental London Park Lane has appointed Claus Pedersen as general manager, who will take up his new role from August 1.
The brand’s UK flagship property will welcome Danish-born Pedersen from his position at InterContinental Hong Kong where he has been since 2016 overseeing more than 800 employees, 500 bedrooms and seven F&B outlets including two with Michelin stars.
Pedersen boasts over 37 years’ experience, having spent 15 years with IHG in a variety of roles. From 2005 to 2011, he worked at InterContinental Hong Kong in senior management positions before moving to MGM Macau Group.
Over his career, he has also launched and repositioned numerous restaurants in partnership with chefs such as Nobu and Alain Ducasse.
Karan Khanna, managing director UK & Ireland at IHG said, “We are delighted to appoint Claus who brings his respected leadership and impeccable credentials to InterContinental London Park Lane. His pursuit of excellence and true hospitality in all facets of hotel operations and remarkable ability to build and motivate high performing teams is well suited to the current landscape, especially as we make arrangements to reopen the hotel after its temporary closure.”