Dorchester Collection has announced the appointment of Robert Whitfield as Regional Director UK and General Manager at The Dorchester from May 8, 2017. In his new role, Mr Whitfield will oversee operations and strategies for the iconic London hotel as well as for the other two UK properties of Dorchester Collection.
Joining the team from her most recent position as managing director of the Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco, a Massimo Ferragamo owned estate, Setterberg has also worked at the Bulgari Hotel in Milan and many Ritz-Carlton properties.
This new appointment has Moje returning to Dorchester Collection, as he spent three years with the company as hotel manager for Hotel Bel-Air and director of towers at The New York Palace.
The Dorchester Collection set the “challenge” for this year’s Young Hotelier Summit, taking the view that the rigid hierarchical organisation structures of hotels are no longer “fit for purpose” and need to change to be able to cope with the dynamic and disruptive environment now, and of the future.