Fairmont Century Plaza announces Jan-Peer Lehfeldt as Hotel Manager

Jan-Peer Lehfeldt
Jan-Peer Lehfeldt

The recently reopened and completely reimagined Fairmont Century Plaza, located in Century City, has announced the appointment of Jan-Peer Lehfeldt as hotel manager. With over two decades of luxury hospitality experience, Lehfeldt brings a longstanding tenure of global leadership to his new role overseeing all operations for the legendary 400-room Los Angeles hotel, which recently unveiled a comprehensive $2.5B renovation including a state-of-the-art spa; Lumiére, a French-inspired Brasserie; 63 luxury residences and 24,000-square-feet of private event space.

“We’re delighted to introduce Jan-Peer as hotel manager of this iconic LA property,” said Philip Barnes, regional vice president Southern California & general manager, Fairmont Century Plaza. “His leadership, industry expertise and dedication to excellence make him the perfect fit for Fairmont Century Plaza as we continue to take the property to new heights.”

Prior to joining Fairmont Century Plaza, Lehfeldt has held a long and successful tenure with Fairmont and Fairmont managed hotels, holding executive roles at The Savoy, a Fairmont-managed hotel in London; Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club, a Fairmont-managed hotel in Hamilton, Bermuda; and Fairmont Empress in Victoria, Canada.

“I’m thrilled to continue my journey with this remarkable brand at one of Los Angeles’ most renowned hotels,” said Lehfeldt. “Fairmont Century Plaza’s revolutionary renovation was just the first page of a compelling new phase in its legacy, and I look forward to working with this motivated team to further provide elevated experiences to offer an unparallelled destination for guests and locals alike.”

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Lehfeldt began his professional career with Raffles Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg, Germany, as an apprentice and then on to a commis de rang position at the hotel’s restaurant. Following that, he worked with Raffles Hotel Singapore, one of the brand’s flagship properties, as well as Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons brands in a variety of executive positions in London, Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Mumbai and Bali. In addition, he has held the role as director of business development at Chaoying Company Pte Ltd in Singapore, and helped develop his wife’s family business, ​​Sabai Fine Thai on the Bay. In 2015, he relocated to North America as director of food & beverage at Fairmont Empress.

Lehfeldt, a veracious citizen of the world and lover of culture, is well traveled and fluent in German. When not on property, Lehfeldt and his family can be found dining at new restaurants, enjoying outdoor sports and sporting events, traveling and exploring Southern California.


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