Michael Bonsor has been promoted from hotel manager to managing director of the five-red-AA-star, 306-bedroom Rosewood London hotel.
He has replaced Matthias Roeke who joined the property as general manager in 2011, when the hotel was the Renaissance Chancery Court and managed by Marriott International. Roeke was later promoted to regional vice-president and managing director of the hotel, overseeing the business as it stepped away from its association with Marriott and underwent a £85m renovation and relaunch as the Rosewood London.
A spokesperson for the hotel said that Roeke's next career move is not known.
Bonsor joined the hotel in 2013 from Claridge's, where he was hotel operations manager. His career in hotel management spans 17 years, having joined the industry with Four Seasons in the United States.
Bonsor worked for the luxury hotel company in Boston, Toronto and New York, where he was assistant director of food and beverage director until 2009.
He said: "I am thrilled to take on this new role at Rosewood London. I have been with the hotel since its opening and have been incredibly proud to see the growth. Continuing forward I am highly committed to ensuring our reputation of exceptional service for our customers continues."
Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts added: "Michael has a deep understanding of the property and brings a wealth of experience and passion to his new role."
The Rosewood London is owned by investment company CTF Development, which is headed by Hong Kong's Cheng family, who also owns the management company Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. The property was named AA Hotel of the Year, London in 2014/15.
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