The Peninsula Istanbul appoints managing director

The Peninsula Istanbul appoints managing director

Jonathan Crook

Turkey: The Peninsula Istanbul, opening early 2023, has named Jonathan Crook as managing director effective 24 January 2022.

Crook is currently general manager of The Peninsula New York, a position he has held since 2011. His tenure with The Peninsula Hotels spans over 20 years.

Prior to his appointment in New York, Crook held executive positions at other Peninsula locations in Asia and North America. These include general manager of The Peninsula Manila, resident manager of The Peninsula Beijing, and director of food and beverage a The Peninsula Chicago.

Before joining The Peninsula Hotels, Crook spent several years working at other luxury properties such as The Dorchester in London and The Sonnenalp Resort in Vail, Colorado.

Crook said: “I am extremely honoured to lead the team for this incredible project in Istanbul, where old and new come together. I am confident that the unparalleled Turkish culture combined with The Peninsula Hotels’ peerless standard of hospitality will become the hallmark of The Peninsula İstanbul once we begin to welcome guests next year. I look forward to being a part of the opening of this fantastic property and working alongside our partners to establish The Peninsula as one of Istanbul’s preeminent, five-star luxury hotels.”

Rolf Buehlmann has been appointed general manager of The Peninsula New York having most recently served as vice president of rooms operations and quality.

The Peninsula Istanbul is located in the Karaköy district of the city, along the banks of the Bosphorus.

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