Hotelier Simon Drake has joined The Other House as general manager, and will oversee the launch of the new lifestyle brand, which launches in South Kensington in Spring 2022, and Covent Garden the following year.
In his new role, Drake will lead property operations, business development, revenue management and all F&B outlets.
He brings with him “considerable” London experience and was most recently general manager at The Mandrake. Previous roles also include general manager at the Randolph in Oxford and hotel manager at Conrad London.
Naomi Heaton, CEO of The Other House, said: “Simon is full of drive, energy and enthusiasm, with a huge personality and complete commitment to the guest experience.
“This will be a perfect fit with our bold, ground breaking and inspiring brand of Residents’ Clubs. His experience will be invaluable in establishing The Other House as a market leader in contemporary London accommodation and welcoming this new chapter of hospitality.”
Drake added: “I am thrilled to be joining The Other House team being part of a new era of hospitality embracing slow travel and any length stays with sustainability, technology and memorable experiences. I look forward to steering the success of this new brand.”