The art’otel brand’s second UK hotel will open its doors 24th April

The art’otel brand’s second UK hotel will open its doors 24th April

art’otel London Hoxton, the art’otel brand’s highly anticipated second UK property, is pleased to announce the appointment of its key leadership team as the hotel prepares for its opening on 24 April.

Leading the charge is Axel Krueger, who joins as General Manager. Tasked with overseeing hotel operations, Krueger brings with him 17 years’ experience in premium hotel management. A long standing member of the PPHE Hotel Group best known for its Park Plaza properties, Krueger first joined the hotel group as Food and Beverage Director for Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London in 2010, before becoming Operations and Hotel Manager at Park Plaza London Riverbank and Opening General Manager at the Park Plaza London Waterloo. Most recently, Krueger had been at the helm of Park Plaza London Riverbank, where he held the position of General Manager since 2021.

Notable additions to the leadership team at art’otel London Hoxton include:


Christian Masters, Hotel Manager

Masters has a breadth of experience across hospitality disciplines including F&B, HR, event management and room operations. He was part of the opening team for the iconic St Pancras Renaissance Hotel as Director of Events where he later returned as Director of Room Operations. He held the Director of Rooms role at the Conrad London St James and went on to lead the rebrand, renovation and reopening of Montcalm East, Autograph Collection in Shoreditch as Hotel Manager. Most recently, Masters was General Manager of The Ministry, a pioneering co-working space in a converted warehouse from Ministry of Sound. His accolades include a Global Event Management Leader award with Marriott International and a coveted Acorn Award. 

Michael Emanuel, Director of Sales

Emanuel’s passion for hospitality began during his time working in the West End’s late night venues. He then transitioned to the Soho House company and later The Hoxton, where he specialised in booking, conceptualising and running private events, dinners and parties. Emanuel then stepped into the world of sales consultancy, marking a pivotal turning point in his career. Through these varied experiences, Emanuel has cultivated a unique skill set, blending creativity with strategic acumen to deliver exceptional experiences and drive business success.

Ryan Matheson, Executive Head Chef

 Since moving to London from Jamaica, Matheson has an impressive track record of climbing the ranks at 4 and 5 star hotels across the capital. As Head Chef at The Royal Horseguards Hotel, he fully developed the ‘One Twenty One Two’ 2 AA rosette restaurant, and has held positions of Head Chef at Park Plaza London Hotel and most recently Exec Chef at Sea Containers, managing a 50 chef brigade.

Mariano Camerlingo, Food and Beverage Director

Camerlingo is dedicated to F&B operations and people. Prior to joining the art’otel team, he was the opening F&B Manager at The Ned Hotel from 2017, overseeing the running of 8 restaurants and 9 bars and leading 270 employees. Prior to this, Camerlingo was Hotel & Restaurant Manager at Dean Street Townhouse and has an extensive background in managing fine dining restaurants.

Front of House Manager, Sirio Sini

Sini has specialised in Front of House operations across 5 star properties in the US, Italy and London, including the Ritz Carlton Miami and Four Seasons Florence. Moving into lifestyle hotels, Sini was part of the pre-opening team at London’s The Treehouse Hotel as Guest Services Manager, before moving onto opening One Hundred Shoreditch as Assistant Front Office Manager in 2021.

Each member of the leadership team brings a unique set of skills and a dedication to excellence that will ensure art’otel London Hoxton becomes a landmark destination in London’s hospitality landscape. Wider members of the opening team include Executive Head Housekeeper Corina Cristescu, Security Manager Janos Varga, Cluster Finance Business Partner Fernando Bocanegra, Chief Engineer Pesho Dobrev, HR Business Partner Amelia Davies, Events Manager Simona Rafaideen and PR & Marketing Manager Stevents Rojas.

Following the hugely successful opening of art’otel London Battersea Power Station in 2023, art’otel London Hoxton is earmarked as one of this year’s most exciting new openings, and will be welcoming guests from 24 April. The 26 floor property will offer dazzling 360° views across the capital, with 357 guest rooms including 48 suites, destination bars and restaurants including The Brush Grand Café, an ever-changing art gallery, events spaces, 60 seat auditorium, indoor swimming pool, and following later in the summer a skyline gym, destination restaurant on the 25th floor and fully equipped spa. Exclusive artwork comes from Signature Artist D*Face, recognised as one of the most prolific contemporary artists of his generation. It will also be home to two Banksy originals preserved and on public display. 

For more information about art’otel London Hoxton, visit and follow @artotel to keep up to date with the latest news and events.

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About art’otel:


  • PPHE Hotel Group, an international hospitality and real estate company with already a strong London presence through its Park Plaza properties, wholly owns the art’otel® brand.
  • art’otel, powered by Radisson Hotels, is a contemporary collection of premium lifestyle hotels, each inspired by a Signature Artist, forming a cultural, gastronomic and social hub in the most creative areas of the most interesting cities, filled with warm, welcoming, helpful team members and discerning, cosmopolitan guests, buzzing with life all year round, in buildings as striking and individual as the stunning art they host.
  • art’otel’s entire concept focuses on original art displayed from Signature Artists and at art’otel London Hoxton, D*Face has been selected bringing a bold, colourful and playful aesthetic to the hotel’s guest rooms and public areas.
  • art’otels can be found in Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, London Battersea Power Station, Zagreb and soon in Hoxton London and Rome. 


About PPHE Hotel Group:  


PPHE Hotel Group is an international hospitality real estate company, with a £2.2 billion portfolio, valued as at December 2023 by Savills and Zagreb nekretnine Ltd (ZANE), of primarily prime freehold and long leasehold assets in Europe.


Through its subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities and associates it owns, co-owns, develops, leases, operates and franchises hospitality real estate. Its portfolio includes full-service upscale, upper upscale and lifestyle hotels in major gateway cities and regional centres, as well as hotel, resort and campsite properties in select resort destinations. The Group’s strategy is to grow its portfolio of core upper upscale city centre hotels, leisure and outdoor hospitality and hospitality management platform. 


PPHE Hotel Group benefits from having an exclusive and perpetual licence from the Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest hotel groups, to develop and operate Park Plaza® branded hotels and resorts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition, PPHE Hotel Group wholly owns, and operates under, the art’otel® brand and its Croatian subsidiary owns, and operates under, the Arena Hotels & Apartments® and Arena Campsites® brands.   


PPHE Hotel Group is a Guernsey registered company with shares listed on the London Stock Exchange. PPHE Hotel Group also holds a controlling ownership interest in Arena Hospitality Group, whose shares are listed on the Prime market of the Zagreb Stock Exchange.  


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