Otto Steenbeek has been appointed the new General Manager of London’s five-star luxury lifestyle hotel, Andaz Liverpool Street, with effect from January 15, 2015.
Otto, a Dutch national and graduate of Maastricht Hotel School in the Netherlands, started his career with Hyatt Regency Dubai in 1988. From there he extensively travelled the world for Hyatt and held various F&B Management positions before becoming General Manager of Hyatt Regency Kuantan in Malaysia in 2001. He has since held General Manager positions at Grand Hyatt Amman in Jordan and most recently was General Manager at Hyatt Regency Mainz in Germany.
Otto looks forward to taking the reins of an Andaz property for the first time. Having held the position of Director of F&B at several hotels, Otto’s love of food and beverage will stand him in good stead at Andaz Liverpool Street, which offers guests a wide variety of options in its five dining outlets from fine dining in 1901 Restaurant & Wine Bar, fresh sushi and sashimi in the Japanese restaurant Miyako, to pub ‘grub’ in George. He has plans to revamp the dining concept throughout the hotel to create a unique East End dining experience. He wants to fully promote the diverse culture of the local area within the hotel, offering guests an authentic and intimate experience of the neighbourhood.
“I am thrilled to be working in London and to represent the Andaz Brand for Hyatt. This is an iconic building that houses an incredible Masonic Temple amongst other architectural marvels. I look forward to working very closely with the young and motivated Andaz team and building on the already excellent reputation the Andaz Liverpool Street London enjoys. Plans are under way to renovate all 267 rooms and suites as of the first quarter of 2016. Furthermore, we will be working hard on reinvigorating some of the F&B concepts, to reflect the vibrant part of East London today in true Andaz style ” said Steenbeek.