Maybourne Hotel Group, operator of London’s most legendary and prestigious hotels Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley, as well as international properties The Maybourne Beverly Hills and The Maybourne Riviera, is pleased to announce the appointment of Roland Fasel as Chief Operating Officer, from April 2023.
Swiss-born, Fasel, has almost 30 years of global experience within the hospitality industry, with a distinguished career spanning three continents with luxury hotel groups. His most recent role was with the Aman Collection where he was Chief Operating Officer for the last six years, and before that, an eight year tenure at The Dorchester Collection where he served as both General Manager of The Dorchester as well as Regional Director for The Dorchester Collection, overseeing new openings and development of the brand. He was recently awarded the prestigious Hotels magazine’s ‘Hotelier of the World Award 2022.’
In his new role at Maybourne Hotel Group, Fasel will be responsible for the commercial success and quality of the current portfolio of hotels, building on their reputation for unrivalled service and personalised guest experiences, as well as helping spearhead a program of international expansion.
Commenting on the new role at Maybourne Hotel Group, joint CEO’s Marc Socker and Gianluca Muzzi said: “Roland joins us at a crucial time in our development and growth worldwide, as well as our ongoing commitment to ensure our London hotels stay ahead of the competition. The completion of our ground-breaking building project at Claridge’s, ensuring its ready to face the next 200 years of its life, and the recent announcement of our fourth hotel in the capital, The Emory, highlights our desire to develop and evolve our ultra-luxury brand. Roland’s particular expertise in this field will help accelerate our plans.”
Roland Fasel said, “I am delighted to be joining Maybourne Hotel Group at such a pivotal time in its development and history. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and indeed a huge privilege to lead such an iconic brand and legendary collection of hotels, truly the pinnacle of my career. I can’t wait to meet the dynamic teams across the group who have built such a strong reputation for delivering some of the finest hospitality in the world.”