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Published on : Monday, May 18, 2015
The Halkin by COMO, London, has appointed Andrew Thomson as its new General Manager.Andrew joins the Belgravia hotel, located on Halkin Street, from nearby sister hotel, Metropolitan by COMO, London, where he was Hotel Manager for over six years.
UK-born Andrew has been at the forefront of hospitality management and development for over 20 years, having worked with some of the world’s leading hotels. He began his career in guest services at the InterContinental from 1998 to 2005 and worked his way up to department head. After a period at The Landmark London, he joined COMO Hotels and Resorts in 2006 as Account Director for Corporate Sales and successfully developed business with key multinational companies and the Middle East. In summer 2008 he took the opportunity to move back into operations and has been in management with Metropolitan by COMO, London ever since.
Andrew said: “Though only a short distance away from the Metropolitan, The Halkin by COMO is a distinct property with its own unique spirit, and I am looking forward to working with the incredible team already in place there.”
Kenneth Kominski, COMO Head of HR, said Andrew’s promotion was part of the company’s commitment to development and training. He said: “COMO’s philosophy has always been to retain and develop our top talent. Andrew’s promotion is a perfect example of this strategy in practice and we wish him well in his new role.”