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News: Christophe Thomas, General Manager

Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris is pleased to introduce its new General Manager, Christophe Thomas.

Two weeks following Mr. Thomas’s arrival, the Parisian Palace, much like the rest of the entire country, put its activities on pause. On June 12, the hotel reopened the doors and Christophe Thomas officially was able to unveil its Secret Garden terrace.

Prior to his return to France, Mr. Thomas cultivated an extensive international career spanning from Europe to South America and throughout the Caribbean Islands before settling in the United States for the past 20 years.

This global journey began at the Strasbourg Hospitality School, where upon earning his bachelor’s degree, Christophe Thomas wanted to perpetuate the French “art de recevoir” and excellence around the world.

As a result of his determination and expertise, Mr. Thomas soon became General Manager of several luxury properties across the United States. This included spearheading the repositioning of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, an iconic “The Luxury Collection” hotel.

In 2016, Christophe Thomas joined the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills team to helm the property’s comprehensive renovation and opening of Somni restaurant. In 2019, Somni was awarded two Michelin stars, positioning the restaurant among the best in Southern California.

Soon after, the Philippe Starck designed SLS Hotel was recognized as the best hotel in the world by international press, a good omen for Christophe Thomas’ upcoming adventures with the iconic Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, decorated by the same designer.

Today, the Raffles group assigns its Parisian Palace under the care of Mr. Thomas.
“It is a challenge that I intend to take up with passion and sincerity alongside my teams,” said Christophe Thomas. “I wish to highlight Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris within the French capital with energy, authenticity and elegance, and offer our guests a highly personalized service embedded with constant artistic effervescence of creation, culture and wanderlust.”

 

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