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Dorchester Collection Appoints Christophe Hilty as Hotel Manager
for 45 Park Lane in London, England

London - May 10, 2013 - Dorchester Collection recently announced the appointment of Christophe Hilty as hotel manager for its contemporary Mayfair hotel, 45 Park Lane . Reporting to Roland Fasel, general manager of The Dorchester and UK regional director, Hilty brings with him a wealth of experience at luxury hotel properties across both Europe and America. Spanning a 13-year career, Hilty's previous luxury hotel positions have included director of rooms in both the Seychelles and Park Lane, London; assistant director of rooms in Los Angeles; and front office manager in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Fluent in French, German, English and Italian, Christophe is a native of France, and attended the European University in Brussels where he attained a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.  Commenting on his appointment, Christophe said: "45 Park Lane has made a huge impact on London's hospitality market since it opened in 2011.I am delighted to be joining such a state-of-the-art property, and a company with the reputation of Dorchester Collection."

45 Park Lane has already received industry recognition such as the Five-Star Award from Forbes Travel Guide, Five Red AA Stars and GQ's Chef of the Year Awards, and has been recommended in Travel + Leisure's IT List, Condé Nast Traveller's Hot List, the Tatler Travel Guide, the Tatler Restaurant Guide, Harpers Bazaar's best new classic restaurants, and BA Highlife's Travel Awards during 2012.

45 Park Lane opened its doors in September 2011, quickly rising in popularity on the London scene. Situated directly across from its sister property The Dorchester, 45 Park Lane offers 45 contemporary rooms and suites, and a penthouse, overlooking Hyde Park and designed by world-renowned architect and designer Thierry Despont.

A 1,830 square foot two bedroom Penthouse Suite crowns the property offering panoramic views across London. The hotel launched with an innovative host concept, ground breaking in-room technology, and a collection of exceptional artwork by contemporary British artists was curated for rooms and suites as well as the public areas.  The hotel also debuted Wolfgang Puck's first bar and restaurant in Europe - Bar 45, and CUT at 45 Park Lane - a modern American steak restaurant.  Since opening, the Media Room has responded to high demands for private dining and meetings.

Dorchester Collection

Dorchester Collection is a portfolio of the world's foremost luxury hotels in Europe and the USA, each of which reflects the distinctive culture of its destination. By applying its unrivalled experience and capability in owning and operating some of the greatest individual hotels, the company's mission is to develop an impeccable group of the finest landmark hotels through acquisition as well as management of wholly-owned and part-owned hotels, and to enter into management agreements.

The current portfolio includes the following hotels (in order of them joining the group): The Dorchester, London; The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills; Le Meurice, Paris; Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris; Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan; Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles; Coworth Park, Ascot, UK; 45 Park Lane, London; and Le Richemond, Geneva.

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Hawkins International PR
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Also See: Dorchester Collection UK Properties, The Dorchester, 45 Park Lane and Coworth Park, Add New Talent in Culinary, Housekeeping and Sales with Five Executive Appointments / September 2012

Dorchester Collection Launches Enhancement Projects for Several of its Properties; Upgrades in the Works for Hotels in London, Paris, Switzerland and Beverly Hills, California / June 2012

Dorchester Collection Appoints Rachel Angell as Performance Improvement Manager; New Role Created to Analyze Guest Data to Identify Opportunities for Service Improvement for Each Hotel / June 2012

Dorchester Collection Appoints Janice Snowden as Area Director of Sales and Marketing for The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air in California / June 2012

Dorchester Collection Appoints Klaus Kabelitz as General Manager of the 109-room Le Richemond in Geneva, Switzerland / May 2012

Dorchester Collection Names Arabella El Barkouki as Director of Sales and Marketing of the 109-room Le Richemond in Geneva, Switzerland / April 2012

Dorchester Collection Appoints Denise Flanders as General Manager of Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California / April 2012

Dorchester Collection Appoints John Scanlon as Hotel Manager for The Dorchester in London, England / February 2012

Dorchester Collection Appoints Eugenio Pirri as Vice President, People and Organizational Development / December 2011

Dorchester Collection Unveils More Plans for 2011 with News from Several Properties; Highlights include the Opening of 45 Park Lane in London and the Newly Renovated Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles / August 2011

Dorchester Collection's Culinary Partners, Chefs, Restaurateurs and Food & Beverage Management Teams Plan for the Future of Hospitality Business at Recent Conference / July 2011

Dorchester Collection Appoints Edward A. Mady General Manager of The Beverly Hills Hotel and West Coast Regional Director, USA; Current GM of The New York Palace to Oversee West Coast Operations of the Luxury Hotel Collection / July 2011

The Dorchester Collection Selected to Manage 109-room Le Richemond in Geneva, Switzerland with the Group's First Third-Party Management Agreement / July 2011

The Dorchester Collection to Open 45 Park Lane in London, England / May 2011

The Dorchester Collection Names New Staff Appointments Through its Collection Including Christophe Saintagne as Head Chef for Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée in Paris and Sally Pedder as Manager for The Dorchester Spa / December 2010

The Dorchester Collection Opens the 70-room Coworth Park Located in Ascot, UK; Hotel Has Several Unique Eco-Initiatives / September 2010

Dorchester Collection Appoints Marie-Laure Akdag as Hotel Manager at the 45 Park Lane, London / June 2010

Dorchester Collection Appoints Zoe Jenkins as General Manager at New Country House Hotel, Coworth Park near Ascot, UK / November 2009

Michelin-Starred Chef John Campbell Named as Food and Beverage Director for Dorchester Collection's New Country House Estate and Spa, Coworth Park, UK / July 2009

The Dorchester Collection Building Coworth Park a New 69 room Country House Hotel near Ascot, Surrey / January 2009

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