Luca Virgilio returns to London as general manager of the Dorchester hotel


(Dec 15, 2021)
The Dorchester Hotel in London has appointed Luca Virgilio as Managing Director, effective January 2022.

In his new role, Luca will oversee the operations of the iconic 250-room hotel on Park Lane and manage a full renovation slated to begin in February 2022.

Luca Virgil

“I am delighted to be returning to London to lead one of the world’s most renowned hotels at a time of immense change, which will see the hotel further improved,” said Luca. “The Dorchester has a rich heritage and incredibly loyal employees, and being a part of its heritage is an exciting prospect. “

Luca, of Italian origin, joins the property from the Eden Hotel of Dorchester Collection in Rome, where he has worked as Managing Director since 2014.

Luca’s career has also seen him hold management positions in Switzerland, Monte-Carlo and Rome, amassing numerous accolades for hotels under his leadership.

Luca previously worked in the UK at the Baglioni Hotel in London where he was Managing Director from September 2004 to October 2008.

Christopher Cowdray, CEO of Dorchester Collection, said: “Since we acquired the Eden Hotel, Luca has done a remarkable job in transforming the property into one of the best hotels in Rome. Now, as we enter a new era for The Dorchester with a complete renovation, I know Luca will bring his flair and passion for excellence to the project, further strengthening the hotel’s legendary status. “


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