Maybourne Hotel Group, London’s leading owner and operator of renowned luxury hotels Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley, is delighted to announce the appointment of Justin Pinchbeck as General Manager of The Berkeley in Knightsbridge. His new role as General Manager will officially commence this summer on 23rd July 2012.
Pinchbeck joins The Berkeley from Lime Wood, a 5-star country house where he served as Hotel Director since 2009, opening the property to great success and accolades. Under his direction, Pinchbeck lead the team to establish Lime Wood as a market leader in its segment as well as one of the finest country hotels in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Lime Wood, Justin spent nine years at some of London’s most prestigious properties including The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell and Firmdale Hotels. Under his guidance, The Zetter Hotel achieved a 90% occupancy while also running ahead of budgeted profit through his targeted initiatives. Furthermore, it was under Pinchbeck that the hotel won significant awards including Condé Nast Traveller’s World’s Coolest New Hotel and was the recipient of three European Design hotel awards.
Having started his career at Grosvenor House in London nearly twenty years ago, where he climbed the ranks through a range of divisions and operations, Pinchbeck brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position, particularly in the London market.
Commenting on the appointment, Stephen Alden, CEO of Maybourne Hotel Group, said: ‘Justin is a respected innovator and an accomplished hotelier with deep knowledge and expertise in luxury hospitality. He brings an energetic and fresh approach to hotel management, as well as a unique understanding of luxury in both product and service. We are delighted to welcome him to the team.’
Justin Pinchbeck comments: ‘I am truly honored to be appointed General Manager at one of London’s most celebrated hotels. The Berkeley is the gem of Knightsbridge and I’ve long admired the hotel, its exceptional reputation and unparalleled guest experience. I look forward to joining this incredibly talented team and further establishing The Berkeley as one of London’s premier addresses.’
Born in the United Kingdom, Pinchbeck received his Diploma in Hotel & Catering & Institutional Management Operations from Oxford College of Further Education.
About The Berkeley
The Berkeley, located in London’s Knightsbridge, offers exceptional service and memorable experiences including London’s only roof-top pool and spa, boasting panoramic views of Hyde Park. For the ultimate stylish treat, The Berkeley invites guests to Prêt-à-Portea, a fashion inspired afternoon tea that showcases the must have items of the season in the form of colourful pastries and biscuits. The Blue Bar, designed by David Collins, invites guests to London’s ultimate cocktail paradise and two Michelin-star restaurant Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley offers some of the capital’s finest culinary experiences. Pierre Koffmann recently opened Koffmann’s, an informal and relaxed dining experience with French country classics, marking the French chef’s return to the gastronomic scene.
About Maybourne Hotel Group
Maybourne Hotel Group whose headquarters in in Mayfair, London, owns and manages Claridge’s, The Connaught & The Berkeley, three of the world’s most renowned hotels. Maybourne hotels are committed to delivering authentic and unique guest experiences that reflect the individual nature of its hotels, its guests and its people whilst maintaining a timeless elegance and intuitive service style that are the hallmarks of its properties.