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The Dorchester appoints new general manager

Prior to his new role, Virgilio was general manager of the Dorchester Collection’s Hotel Eden in Rome

The Dorchester has announced the appointment of Luca Virgilio as its new general manager from January 2022.

In his new role, Virgilio will oversee operations and strategies for the 250-bedroom London hotel on Park Lane, and he will manage a renovation of The Dorchester commencing February 2022.

Virgilio is Italian-born and joins from the Dorchester Collection’s Hotel Eden in Rome, where he has held the position of general manager since 2014. During this time, Virgilio oversaw the refurbishment of the Hotel Eden.

Meanwhile, his career has seen him in leadership roles in Switzerland, Monte-Carlo, Rome and London, accumulating numerous accolades for the hotels under his direction.

Additionally, Virgilio has received recognition this year as Best Italian Hotelier 2021 at the DUCO Travel Summit.

Christopher Cowdray, CEO of Dorchester Collection, said: “Since we acquired Hotel Eden, Luca has done an outstanding job in transforming the property into one of Rome’s best hotels. 

“Now, as we enter a new era for The Dorchester with an extensive renovation, I know that Luca will bring his flair and passion for excellence to the project, reinforcing the hotel’s legendary status.”

Virgilio added: “I am delighted to return to London to run one of the world’s most renowned hotels at a time of immense change, which will see the hotel further enhanced. The Dorchester has a rich heritage and incredibly loyal employees, and to be part of its legacy is an exciting prospect.”

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