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The Dorchester recently made several new company-wide appointments. Julia Record is the collection’s new director of communications. Record is responsible for overseeing media relations for the luxury hotel group worldwide including new brand-wide initiatives such as launching the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. Record joins Dorchester Collection following one year as an independent public relations consultant with an international clientele.
Dorchester Collection’s flagship London hotel, The Dorchester, has appointed Rachel Louis as its director of sales. Louis will also serve on the hotel’s Leadership Committee.
Fresh from $5 million-plus refurbishment, The Dorchester Spa has a new Manager, Sally Pedder. Previously, Pedder held the top spot at London hotel spas including at The Sanctuary, Covent Garden, Selfridges and Sopwell House Hotel.
Other appointments include Christophe Saintagne, who has been appointed head chef of Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee in Paris. Coworth Park, Dorchester Collection’s new country house hotel and spa, has hired Laura Richardson as equestrian manager, and Daniele Confalonieri, was recently appointed bar manager of the Principe Bar at Hotel Principe di Savoia.