Maybourne Hotel Group, owner and operator of renowned luxury hotels Claridge's, the Connaught and the Berkeley, announced the appointment of Knut Wylde as Hotel Manager of Claridge's in Mayfair where is role will officially commence on 17th March, 2014.
Knut Wylde joins Claridge's from Coworth Park a 5-star country house hotel, part of the Dorchester Collection where he held the position as Director of Operations since 2011. Prior to joining Cowarth Park, Knut spent 8 years at some of London's most prestigious properties including The Savoy, St Pancreas Renaissance Hotel, 45 Park Lane and The Lanesborough. In addition, Knut has successfully managed a wide range of projects including the One & Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives where he was the Resident Manager and spent five years with Rosewood Hotels and Resorts in a senior capacity at a number of properties around the globe.
As Hotel Manager at Claridge's, Knut Wylde will be a member of the hotel's Executive Committee, overlooking day-to-day operations and be the main point of contact to all departments across Claridge's. Born in Germany, Wylde received his Certificate in Hotel Management at New York's Cornell University.
Wylde started his career at Hotel Vier Jahresziten in Hamburg nearly twenty years ago, where he climbed the ranks through a range of divisions and operations. Wylde brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position.
Commenting on the appointment, Thomas Kochs, General Manager at Claridge's, said: "I very much look forward to Knut joining the team at Claridge's. With his wealth of experience and talent for hospitality, Knut will play a key role in continuing to ensure that our guests experience exceptional levels of intuitive service."
Knut Wylde comments: "I am truly honoured to be appointed Hotel Manager at one of London's most celebrated hotels. I have long admired Claridge's, its fantastic reputation and the unparalleled guest service it is so well known for. I look forward to joining this incredible team."
At the centre of London's Mayfair, Claridge's, part of Maybourne Hotel Group, embodies grand English style, timeless glamour and impeccable, intuitive and highly tailored service. It is London's art deco jewel, and home to breathtaking rooms and suites. From London's finest afternoon tea in the Foyer to vintage champagnes and rare spirits at Claridge's Bar or after-dinner drinks in the Fumoir, all are part of the hotel's unique splendor and charm.
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