D&D London announces new senior appointments across Head Office and South Place Hotel

 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 


D&D London has announced the appointment of Michael Clark as Operations Director at D&D London as well as two new senior team members at South Place Hotel, Michael James Parker as General Manager and Cynthia Coomb as Food & Beverage Director. The recent appointments signal an exciting new chapter for D&D London and will reaffirm South Place Hotel’s position as one of London’s most exciting hotels. Parker and Coomb plan an extensive refresh of the hotel’s diverse F&B operations, which include the Michelin-starred Angler restaurant.

In becoming Operations Director at D&D London, Michael Clark celebrates his return to the group, having started his career as Restaurant Manager at Coq d’Argent before going on to become General Manager at Sartoria then Le Pont de la Tour. Clark brings a wealth of knowledge from his time spent at Sketch and Swan at The Globe, and most recently as Operations Director for The Ivy Collection.

South Place Hotel, D&D London’s first hotel located between Moorgate and Liverpool Street, will now be overseen by Michael James Parker. Parker’s near-30-year career has seen him gain extensive experience in hotel operations and
management across the UK, China and Southeast Asia. His various roles have included new openings, project rebrands, and market repositioning. Parker joins South Place Hotel from his Managing Director role at the Rosewood Phnom Penh.

Cynthia Coomb joins South Place Hotel as Food & Beverage Director and boasts over 20 years’ experience working in the hotel industry. Coomb’s career was established in Surrey, where she acted as General Manager and Owner of several hotels including The Westerly, Reigate and The Pendleton, St Johns. In recent years she has worked as Restaurant General Manager at Wolfgang Puck’s CUT at 45 Park Lane, before moving to The Rosewood London as General Manager of Holborn Dining Room, Gin Bar, Pie Room and Macallan Terrace.

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