Mr Matthew Dixon has been appointed General
Manager of the Corinthia Hotel in London.
Savoy trained, Matthew gained a sound knowledge of hotel marketing
and operations at group level and at the Claridges Hotel London.
In his early career he gained deluxe international experience in
various senior executive roles with Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong
and Manila. He then spent a successful period with Rocco Forte
hotels as general manager of the Hotel de Russie Rome and general
manager of the Brown’s Hotel London.
the opening of the Grove, a hotel leisure
and golf complex in the UK, Matthew joined the operation as general manager
and until recently developed and operated this 5-Star
international hotel destination as one of the world’s most unique
and inspirational hotel conference and golf centres.
Matthew is a graduate of Cornell University, Westminster
College London and the University of Pau in France. He is a member
of the Institute of Hospitality and speaks Italian, French and
Swedish. He will be reporting directly to CHI Hotels & Resorts CEO
& Managing Director Tony Potter and will commence his duties on
the 21st of September 2009.
The Corinthia Hotel London is
presently being totally transformed from the original Metropole
building on Northumberland Avenue, together with the adjoining 10,
The property was acquired from the Crown Estate
last year by a consortium led by Corinthia Hotels and who are now
transforming what was the original hotel from the 1880s and
subsequently part of the Ministry of Defence, into one of the
capital’s most luxury hotels with room sizing averaging 45 square
Accommodation will include multi-level penthouse suites
and terraces affording spectacular views of the river Thames,
Trafalgar Square and Whitehall.
The adjoining 10
Whitehall Place property is being redeveloped to include a 2,500
square metre luxury Spa as well as a suite of 12 exclusive
residences ranging from 250 square metres up to over 1,000 square
The property, scheduled to open late 2010, will
feature 300 rooms and suites, three restaurants, a large central
courtyard foyer, tea lounge, destination bar, a ballroom,
conference and boardroom facilities and Spa complex.
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