Glh Hotels has announced that Oliver Kahf has been appointed as the general manager of the new Hard Rock Hotel London, ahead of its opening in early 2019.
Kahf has lived and worked in 14 countries on four continents throughout his 33 years in hospitality.
He began as a management trainee and spent his early career in food and beverage, before switching to sales and marketing, and took up his first general manager appointment in Hua Hin, Thailand, in 1994.
Kahf said: “I am very proud to take up the role as general manager of the Hard Rock Hotel London, which we aim to make one of London’s most exciting hotels. The new hotel will benefit from an amazing location right in the heart of one of the greatest cities on the planet.
“London is always at the centre of world culture, and the timing for a great brand like Hard Rock Hotels could not be better. Bringing together the iconic Hard Rock name with a prestigious hotel site that has played host to legends including Jimi Hendrix and Martha Reeves is a phenomenal opportunity and I am truly looking forward to it.”