Sofitel London Heathrow Appoint James Berry as General Manager


Sofitel London Heathrow, the airports only hotel directly connected to Terminal 5, has appointed James Berry as General Manager.

Berry joins Sofitel London Heathrow from his position as General Manager at Sofitel London Gatwick – also managed and operated by Arora Hotels, where he has been since 2014. Berry brings invaluable experience of managing a busy London airport hotel and extensive knowledge of Accor’s luxury Sofitel brand.

Berry, 38, from Northamptonshire, has over 20 years’ experience in the hotel and hospitality industry. Berry spent four years with Guoman & Thistle Hotels, now known as glh, in London, as General Manager at The Tower Hotel and Acting General Manager of The Cumberland in Marble Arch prior to joining Arora.

Previous to that, Berry worked with Rezidor Hotel Group as General Manager of Park Inn Peterborough, during which, he also oversaw the opening of the Park Inn Rotherham, and at Park Inn Thurrock, when he began his management career as General Manager in 2008.

Vincent Madden, Director of Operations at Arora Hotels, a division of the Arora Group, commented on the appointment: “I am delighted to announce James’ move from Sofitel London Gatwick to Sofitel London Heathrow.”

Berry says of his appointment, “I am incredibly excited to be joining Sofitel London Heathrow. I am delighted to take it forward.”

The Sofitel Heathrow is managed and operated by The Arora Group under a franchise agreement with Accor Hotels.