It was announced earlier this year that Michael Voigt is to take over as general manager at luxury London hotel, The Goring in May. He joins from his role at L’Oscar, where he has been since October 2015, and replaced Stuart Geddes, who left the hotel last year to join The Lanesborough as hotel manager.
Voigt comes with a strong pedigree in luxury hotel experience, specifically in the capital, with previous employers including The Arch in London, The Connaught, One Aldwych and Four Seasons.
L’Oscar made quite a splash when it opened in 2018, and Voigt was pivotal to its initial success, building the team and ensuring standards were set and maintained. Parisian interior design Jacques Garcia transformed the former headquarters of the Baptist Union into the super-luxe 40-bedroom hotel at a cost of round £40m.
In his new role he will oversee the operation at the five-star, 69-bedroom hotel, The Goring, which has been owned by the Goring family since 1910. The property is one of the only family-run luxury independent hotels still operating in the capital.