John Murphy to also join as Hotel Manager from Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London
An international hospitality company which owns and develops hotels and resorts, operates the Park Plaza® brand in EMEA and owns the art’otel® brand, is pleased to announce the promotion of Suat Binkaya to General Manager at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, following Daniel Pedreschi’s promotion to Regional General Manager UK earlier this year.
Suat, formerly Hotel Manager at the same 1,019-room contemporary hotel for over three years enjoyed considerable success in managing the day to day operations and during this time the hotel won two prestigious Hotel Catey’s. In addition to setting out the strategic goals for the business he will continue to focus on developing its ongoing talent programmes, as part of the Group’s commitment to being an employer of choice in the hospitality sector, as well as growing its apprenticeships success as part of the Apprenticeship Academy.
Suat will be joined by John Murphy, current interim General Manager at Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London, who will move to take up the role of Hotel Manager at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London a permanent basis.
Prior to these positions, both Suat and John held several management positions in hotels around the world. Suat’s experience includes the five-star Guoman Hotel in Shanghai, opening Cluster General Manager for Hilton and Hampton by Hilton in Turkey; and extensive experience with Thistle Hotels in London. John’s background includes management roles at Thistle Hotels in London and Malaysia and events and conference venue Cliftons in Hong Kong.
Commenting on the promotions, Daniel Pedreschi, Regional General Manager UK at PPHE Hotel Group said: “I am thrilled to announce both Suat and John’s promotions which are well deserved and will ensure the continued success at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London. Having supported me during my tenure as General Manager of the hotel, not only does Suat already truly understand the hotel but has a proven record of delivering excellent financial results in addition to the award winning people strategy. His wealth of experience and passion will, I’m sure, bring even more success for the hotel going forward.
“John joins the hotel following a successful period at our Sherlock Holmes property where he was also responsible for project managing the refurbishment programme which will soon see the re-launch of the hotel. We look forward to seeing how he applies his skills and knowledge to the benefit of our flagship.”