Guillaume Marly joins the Foster + Partner designed ME London hotel on The Strand, as General Manager.Guillaume brings 20 years’ experience in the hotel industry, having held senior positions at hotels including The Ritz, The Connaught, Claridges, The Jumeirah Carlton Tower and The Dorchester. His most recent position was Managing Director of André Balazs Hotels where he oversaw the launch of Chiltern Firehouse.
In addition to his role as General Manager, Guillaume will also be utilising his experience internationally as the brand opens new hotels in Dubai, Barcelona and Miami over the next 12 months.
Alex Hugot, VP of Global Operations, said of the appointment: “Guillaume’s reputation precedes him. He did a fantastic job on the launch of Chiltern Firehouse and has some of the best hotel experience possible behind him.
“ME London is the fashion-forward brand of Meliá and the group’s flagship hotel. Aimed at a savvy, cosmopolitan audience we recognised the need for a well-connected General Manager that not only understands the brand, but also represents it. Guillaume has the vision and the experience that ME London needs in order to retain its position as one of London’s most prestigious hotels.”
Guillaume Marly adds: “It is an honour to be heading up the flagship property for the ME by Meliá brand. Ever since ME London launched it has been on my radar as ‘one to watch’ in London. I have an excellent team working with me and am looking forward to working on such an interesting hotel.
I am also excited to be putting my 20 years’ experience to use at a strategic level to help successfully grow the brand in some of the world’s most exciting cities around the world.”
The iconic, design-led hotel was appointed Best Hotel UK last month at the International Hotel Awards, having previously won Hotel of The Year at the European Hospitality Awards.