The new Mondrian Shoreditch has announced who will be leading the team as general manager when the hotel opens in July.
David Lockhart will be joining the east London hotel as GM from his position of hotel manager at The Ned, where he has been for more than three years.
Lockhart began his hospitality career in 2010 at Firmdale Hotels – where he spent six years at Soho Hotel and Ham Yard – and later joined the renowned Shoreditch House for two years as deputy general manager.
David Lockhart says: “I’m excited and honoured to be joining the team at Mondrian, one of the world’s leading lifestyle hotel brands – especially now as the hospitality industry begins to emerge from lockdown.
“As we establish Mondrian in the heart of the Shoreditch food and nightlife scene, we anticipate a buzz amongst locals, which should ultimately lead to intrigue from international guests post-pandemic. Our signature culinary concept by Dani Garcia, debut mixology concept, rooftop pool, co-working space & premium members’ club, amongst our many other basement bars, will also contribute to Mondrian Shoreditch London being a destination in its own right.”
Chadi Farhat, chief operating officer, sbe states: “I am pleased to welcome David as our general manager for this prestigious project. His vision will be critical in leading the team at the property and making Mondrian Shoreditch a global destination for travellers and a culinary destination for locals.”
Mondrian Shoreditch London will open in a few months’ time following a major overhaul and redesign of the former The Curtain hotel, headed up by design studio Goddard Littlefair.
The news following Accor’s acquisition of sbe’s hotel brands in Q4 2020 and its planned joint venture with Ennismore, which will see the creation of ‘one of the world’s largest and fastest growing lifestyle operators’ later this summer.
The building is owned by the Reuben brothers who inked a deal with former operator Michael Achenbaum. He then left the business in September 2020 when the pressures of Covid put a strain on his firm.