Raffles Hotels & Resorts and partners has just announced the appointment of Jill O’Hare as Director of Sales and Marketing at Raffles London at The OWO, which will open from late 2022.
O’Hare brings with her over 25 years’ international luxury brand experience, most recently as Director of Sales and Marketing at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London, a position she has held since 2015. She was instrumental in the launch of the Ritz-Carlton brand in Ireland, as well as the opening of the flagship London EDITION property.
An Irish national, O’Hare holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in International Marketing and Languages from Dublin City University and University Bayreuth, Germany. As Director of Sales and Marketing of Raffles London at The OWO, O’Hare will work closely with Philippe Leboeuf, Managing Director, to bring to life the history and future of the iconic building.
Philippe Leboeuf, MD Raffles London at The OWO, said, “We have a unique opportunity to fuse the illustrious heritage of the Raffles brand with one of London’s most historically significant addresses and create a magnificent hotel built on service excellence and modernity.
' I am thrilled to have Jill join us for what will be one of the decade’s most significant openings. Her extensive international network, strategic business acumen and opening experience will be key to the successful launch of Raffles London, but far beyond that, it is her emotive, people-centric approach to luxury hospitality that sets her and our vision apart.”
O’Hare said, “Raffles London at The OWO is one of the most storied hotels I have ever encountered. It will be an honour to tell the stories of its heritage and its future, of the people who walked its hallowed halls and the people, who, under Philippe Leboeuf’s leadership, will make every guest visit extraordinary.”
With gracious service synonymous with the Raffles brand, personalised attention and a timeless ambience, Raffles London at The OWO will set a new benchmark in hospitality.
Britain’s historic Old War Office, the iconic Whitehall building inhabited by Britain's most famous statesmen and spies, from Winston Churchill to Ian Fleming, will become the landmark Raffles London hotel and new epicentre of the epicurean scene with 11 destination restaurants and bars, 120 rooms and suites and 85 unique branded residences.