Claus Pedersen has been appointed the new general manager of the InterContinental London Park Lane hotel.
He replaces Alvaro Rey at the 449-bedroom hotel, who left earlier this year after having replaced Roland Fasel as general manager of the property 11 years ago.
Danish-born Pedersen will join the Mayfair hotel on 1 August after four years as general manager of the InterContinental Hong Kong and 15 years with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). His previous roles also include vice-president of hotel operations – Macau and executive director of hotel operations with MGM China Holdings, before which he was resident manager of the InterContinental Hong Kong.
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."