UK: David Lockhart has been named as general manager of the new London property opening July 2021.
Lockhart was previously hotel manager at The Ned for over three years. Prior to this, he spent six yeas at Soho Hotel and Ham Yard at Firmdale Hotels, later joining Shoreditch House as deputy general manager.
Commenting on his appointment, Lockhart said: “I’m excited and honoured to be joining the team at Mondrian, one of the world’s leading lifestyle hotel brands – especially now as the hospitality industry begins to emerge from lockdown. Lifestyle hotels are plugged into their community and defined by the lifestyle they offer guests – great food, drink, entertainment and atmosphere is at the heart of the experience, and this is what Mondrian Shoreditch London will represent.
“As we establish Mondrian in the heart of the Shoreditch food and nightlife scene, we anticipate a buzz amongst locals, which should ultimately lead to intrigue from international guests post-pandemic,” he addd. “Our signature culinary concept by Dani Garcia, debut mixology concept, rooftop pool, co-working space & premium members’ club, amongst our many other basement bars, will also contribute to Mondrian Shoreditch London being a destination in its own right. It will be more than just a hotel, and rather a lifestyle spot for foodies and luxury / culture-seekers from all over the world.”
Mondrian Shoreditch London is owned by the Reuben Brothers and will be operated by sbe.
Chadi Farhat, chief operating officer at sbe, said: “I am pleased to welcome David as our general manager for this prestigious project. His vision will be critical in leading the team at the property and making Mondrian Shoreditch a global destination for travellers and a culinary destination for locals.”
Following a redesign by Goddard Littlefair, Mondrian will reopen as a 120-room hotel with the restaurant BIBO form Dani Garcia and an all-day cafe and cocktail bar, Christina’s Shoreditch.