UK: Michael James Parker has been named general manager of the East London property South Place Hotel.
Parker brings nearly 30 years of experience to the role, having served as managing director at Rosewood Phnom Penh. He has extensive background in hotel operations and management in the UK, China, and Southeast Asia.
Commenting on his appointment, Parker said: “I am thrilled to be joining South Place Hotel at such an exciting time for the hospitality industry. After many years in Asia, it’s exciting to be back in London and witness it coming back to life from our unique position between the City and the vibrant East End.
“We’re updating our F&B offering and working with some of the UK’s most exciting artistic talent with a lineup of guest exhibitions and events throughout the year – giving guests the experience they’d expect from D&D London’s first luxury hotel.”
South Place Hotel is located at the intersection of the East End and the City of London. It has 80 bedrooms and offers guests branded bicycles to explore the area and tourist attractions.
Food and beverage venues include Angler, a Michelin-starred seafood restaurant by executive chef Gary Foulkes, and South Place Chop House, a contemporary British restaurant. The hotel is also home to 3 Bar and Secret Garden.