Sandeep Bhalla has been appointed general manager at The Connaught, promoted from his role of hotel manager.
Bhalla has worked in luxury hospitality for 25 years in London, Dubai and India and joined five-star Mayfair hotel, The Connaught in 2018.
Prior to this he worked at sister hotel The Berkeley in Knightsbridge, which he joined as director of food and beverage in 2007 and appointed hotel manager in 2012.
Before joining Maybourne Hotel Group, Bhalla was part of the pre-opening team of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai.
In his new role as general manager of The Connaught, Bhalla will oversee the re-opening of two Michelin star Hélène Darroze at The Connaught in September 2019, as well as spearheading a series of new developments at the luxury hotel this autumn 2019.
Bhalla said “I am truly honoured to take on this role at The Connaught, a much loved hotel which holds such a special place in the hearts of so many guests and Londoners. I look forward to building on our illustrious reputation and inspiring our team to deliver even greater levels of guest service.”
Commenting on this appointment at The Connaught co-owner Paddy McKillen said: “We are very proud to appoint Sandeep to this key role, and are delighted in recognition of his talent, to promote him within our Maybourne family. I know under his direction the hotel will continue to build and indeed grow on its reputation as the number one property in the capital.”