The Man Behind The Desk

In 2007, Christopher Cowdray proudly became the CEO of Dorchester Collection after working as general manager in 2004. Living in Zimbabwe gave him extraordinary management expertise, which spanned across four continents. His exceptional knowledge of luxury hotel management has given him the ability to do business globally with ease.

Cowdray has an impeccable educational background. He attended Columbia University in New York City. Additionally he graduates from Columbia Business School Executive Program. His keen sense of business has afforded him the opportunity to manage hotels in the United Kingdom, Middle East, Asia and Africa.

With 30 years of experience under his belt, Christopher Cowdray’s resume is certainly quite impressive. He has held positions as the general manager at The Dorchester, managing director in London at Claridges, as well as the general manager at Al Bustan Palace Hotel.

Christopher is a firm believer that for any business or organization to be successful, it starts with the employees. Every member is vital to the success of the business. His remarkable knowledge and management skills has shaped and developed not only Dorchester Collection’s values, but also has made certain that these values are upheld throughout all hotels. Christopher proudly boasts about his employees committment, loyalty and drive to succeed. Christopher’s philosophy of business has proven time and time again that it is a success. He has also been awarded the Lifetime Achievement award, which took place at the European Hospitality Award ceremony in London. Whether it is in the United Kingdom or spanning across the globe to Africa, Christopher Cowdray time and time again has shown that he is an award-winning businessman and believes nothing is too difficult to achieve if you want it bad enough. His hard work and determination has afforded him the prestigious title of chief executive officer at The Dorchester.

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