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New GM for Doyle Collection hotel in SW7

The Doyle Collection, an Irish family-owned luxury hotel group, is delighted to announce the appointment of François-Xavier Schoeffer as the General Manager of The Kensington hotel in London SW7.

Schoeffer joins the international hotel group with over two decades of experience in luxury hospitality.

In 2013, Schoeffer was hand-picked to lead the relaunch of the Hotel Café Royal, London. Over a six-year tenure, he helped to re-establish this iconic luxury hotel, firstly as Director of Operations and then as Hotel Manager, overseeing the day-to-day management of the 160-room hotel alongside five restaurant and bar outlets and an award-winning spa.

Most recently, Schoeffer returned to Hotel Lutetia as General Manager in 2019, overseeing a significant renovation and steering the team through a challenging 18 months encompassing the Covid-19 pandemic.

Schoefferr brings expansive experience working with world-renowned hotels of international regard to The Kensington, and his knowledge of the needs of the modern luxury guest will be indispensable, given the hotel’s international client base.

The Doyle Collection CEO, Pat King, remarked, “We are delighted to welcome Francois to The Doyle Collection team.

'His experience working in a number of landmark international properties in some of the most exciting cities in the world will be invaluable to our group, and he brings with him a wealth of knowledge in true luxury hospitality. I wish him every success as he steps into this new role at The Kensington.”

Schoeffer commented, ‘I’m delighted to be returning to London and am honoured to join The Kensington.

'I have always been driven by a true passion for hotels and the history behind them, which makes me all the more excited to be in charge of an incredible property with such a unique legacy. I am excited to work with the talented team here and am looking forward to a busy 2022.’