Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Claus Pedersen has been appointed as the General Manager of InterContinental London Park Lane. He comes with more than 37 years of experience in the international high-end hotel management industry spanning multiple continents. He will join the prestigious Mayfair hotel, a flagship for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, on August 1.
The Danish-born hotelier brings a wealth of knowledge to the role. He has an impressive background in food and beverage management, and has launched and repositioned numerous celebrated restaurants in partnership with world-renowned chefs such as Nobu and Alain Ducasse. Pedersen has spent fifteen years with InterContinental Hotels Group over the course of his career.
He has served a variety of roles, and was recently working as the General Manager of the flagship property InterContinental Hong Kong prior to his latest appointment. Karan Khanna, Managing Director, U.K. & Ireland, IHG, said in a statement the company is delighted to appoint Claus in the role. He shared that Pedersen will bring his respected leadership and impeccable credentials to InterContinental London Park Lane.
He also mentioned that Pedersen’s pursuit of excellence and true hospitality in all facets of hotel operations and remarkable ability to build and motivate high performing teams is well suited to the current landscape, especially as the property is making arrangements to reopen the hotel after its temporary closure. Pedersen and his colleagues at InterContinental London Park Lane are expected to welcome the first guests back to the London property when it reopens later this year.