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Rocco Forte Collection Makes Key Personnel Appointments at Brown's Hotel, London
Including Friederike Lockau to Director of Sales and Marketing



(London – October 27, 2009) - Stuart Johnson, General Manager of The Rocco Forte Collection’s Brown’s Hotel in London, is pleased to announce a number of key personnel appointments as a result of several internal corporate promotions.

Friederike Lockau has been appointed as Director of Sales & Marketing. Friederike brings with her a vast wealth of international experience and market knowledge and joins Brown’s Hotel from the Four Seasons Hotel Prague – where she held the same position since July 2006.  Friederike, originally from Berlin, Germany was with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts for over nine years and during this time held sales positions with their Berlin, New York and Dublin properties and prior to this was with Kempinski Hotels for five years.  Stuart Johnson says of this appointment ‘We are very pleased that Friederike is joining us.  She is not only hugely respected, but brings with her great energy, tenacity and personal dedication to guests and clients needs.’

Dominic Thomas has been appointed as Food and Beverage Operations Manager.  Dominic has extensive knowledge in this area and has joined us from The Grove in Hertfordshire where he was Assistant Food & Beverage Manager.  Dominic will oversee Brown’s Hotel’s award-winning restaurants The Albemarle and The English Tea Room, as well as The Donovan Bar and the six private dining rooms and in-room dining for all 117 rooms and suites.

Stuart Johnson is pleased to announce the promotion of Peter Neto to Rooms Division Manager.  Peter joined Brown’s Hotel in December 2007 as Front of House Manager where he showed outstanding dedication and led the teams seamlessly. Peter joined Brown’s Hotel from The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain and prior to this was with JW Marriott and Le Meridien in London, UK and Toronto, Canada.

Lastly, joining Friederike in the Sales & Marketing team are Laurent Vannier and Nicholas Sievewright.  Laurent previously held sales management roles at 47 Park Street, London and Dalloyau, Compagnie Privée and Voyages & Stratégie/Evénements Conventions in Paris; while Nicholas joins from The Rocco Forte Collection’s Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh where he worked for four years.

Brown’s Hotel, Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BP

Tel: +44 (0)20 7493 6020 Fax: +44 (0)20 7518 4064

Website: www.roccofortecollection.com
   
About The Rocco Forte Collection
The Rocco Forte Collection was established in 1996 to create a group of luxury hotels in Europe. The hotels have individual styles, with each hotel reflecting its nationality and location. The properties are inked together under The Rocco Forte Collection, which guarantees attention to detail, quality and service delivery.
 
The Rocco Forte Collection comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; The Lowry Hotel, Manchester; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Brown’s Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Le Richemond, Geneva; The Charles Hotel, Munich ; The Augustine, Prague; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily.  Future openings: Abu Dhabi – 2010; Jeddah – 2010; Marrakech – 2011

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Also See: Rocco Forte Collection Makes Key Executive Appointments Including Martin Elsner to Operations Director / October 2009

Rocco Forte Collection Assumes Operations of The Augustine, Prague, Czech Republic / May 2009

Rocco Forte Collection Appoints Henning Mattheison as General Manager and Tanja Pfifers Director of Sales & Marketing at The Augustine, Prague, Czech Republic / September 2008

Rocco Forte Hotels Creating a 101 room Hotel at Prague's St Thomas Monastery, which Dates to the 1400s / November 2005
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