Manager takes the reins at new Docklands hotel

A new General Manager is leading the team at the brand new Hampton by Hilton London Docklands. – News from Redefine|BDL Hotels

Experienced hotelier Jean-Claude Scharinger will ensure the ongoing success of the hotel, which opened its doors to guests earlier this month.

He will oversee the purpose-built hotel, within the capital’s Royal Docks regeneration area, which comprises 209 bedrooms, meeting rooms, a fitness suite, bar and restaurant spread across seven storeys.

Jean-Claude began his career in hospitality in South Africa, and boasts an impressive CV having worked for a host of reputable hotels in the UK and abroad.

His most recent role saw him take charge of multiple hotels as Cluster General Manager for Premier Inn North London.

Jean-Claude Scharinger, General Manager of Hampton by Hilton London Docklands, said: “The new hotel is an exciting offering for the capital, and it has been fantastic to welcome guests over the past few weeks to the new property.

“The location, close to London City Airport, London ExCel and the O2 Arena makes it perfect for business travellers as well as tourists. There is an array of attractions right on our doorstep, perfect for those who want to soak up everything the capital has to offer.

“This is just the start of what I’m sure will be an exciting and challenging journey.”

The hotel is owned by London-based real estate company Aprirose, which has appointed the UK’s leading independent hotel management company, Redefine|BDL Hotels (RBH), to take full responsibility for the venue’s operations.

It is the second Hampton by Hilton to join the RBH portfolio, alongside Hampton by Hilton London Gatwick Airport, and represents the company’s first hotel management agreement with Aprirose.

John Stuart, Chief Operating Officer at RBH, said: “Jean-Claude is an exceptionally experienced hotelier with a fantastic background working for some of the industry’s most recognised brands, and I’m pleased to see him at the helm of this fabulous new hotel.”

The opening was RBH’s first of 2017.

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