Arora Hotels has boosted the senior management team of its forthcoming InterContinental London with the appointment of a director of food and beverage.
Carl Chapman will be tasked with running the F&B offering when the luxury 453-room property launches at the end of this year.
Chapman brings with him a wealth of award-winning dining experience from iconic brands, joining the team from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Canada where he has spent the last two years as assistant director of food and beverage at the Fairmont Chateaux Lake Louise in Banff National Park, overseeing eight restaurants, bars and dining outlets across the resort.
He is certainly no stranger to the London hospitality scene, however. He has previously worked at The Savoy and Simpsons in the Strand, where he was headhunted to oversee the re-opening following years of restoration, along with private dining, events and F&B management roles with Claridges, Hyatt Regency Churchill, Hilton and Guoman in the capital.
The InterContinetal London is located on the Greenwich Peninsula in the shadow of the O2 arena. The 18-storey luxury hotel will boast a fine dining and all-day dining restaurant, rooftop Sky Bar and lounge with Tea Salon inspired by Greenwich’s naval heritage.
The InterContinental London – The O2 is managed and operated by The Arora Group under a franchise agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group.