Como Hotels and Resorts added Javier Beneyto as the new GM of Como Metropolitan London—Como’s 144-bedroom contemporary hotel in Mayfair.
Beneyto joins the team after successfully launching Como’s newest addition to the collection, Como Uma Canggu in Bali.
Born in Madrid, Beneyto began his career at the Arabella Sheraton Hotel in Palma de Mallorca, while studying hotel management at universities in Spain and Germany. Since graduating he has held managerial positions at hotels across the Caribbean, North America and Europe. At the beginning of 2009, Beneyto became the hotel manager of the Villa Magna Hotel—a member of Leading Hotels of the World. Beneyto joined Como Hotels and Resorts in 2012 as acting GM of Como Cocoa Island in the Maldives before filling the same role in London at Como The Halkin. He then moved to the United States as the opening GM of Como’s Metropolitan Miami Beach, before relocating to Bali.
“As a leader in a people’s industry I have a personal motto: 'Try to fulfill and create warmth around the people you have close,'" Beneyto said in a statement. "Clearly that includes our colleagues and guests. At the end of the day all the human beings desire to be noticed, recognized and want to feel a part of something greater.”
Beneyto’s experience will be an asset to the London team as the hotel launches a new restaurant concept in September 2018. This will replace the infamous Met Bar, London’s first private members bar.
Como Metropolitan London is a contemporary hotel located on Old Park Lane. Numerous suites overlook Hyde Park, while its interiors are pared-back yet cosseting. Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered throughout the property, and the hotel includes Japanese-Peruvian restaurant Nobu. Guests can also retreat to the Como Shambhala Urban Escape, a spa offering a full range of holistic Asian therapies in addition to yoga and a fully equipped gym.