Meet the Team

Making the Magic Happen

The dedicated team at The Lanesborough has a dedicated team of over 250 hospitality professionals whose aim is create memorable experiences. 

Marco Novella

Managing Director

Marco joined Oetker Collection after an impressive career working for prestigious hotel groups throughout Europe, and was key in the success of many prominent hotels. His first position as Hotel Manager at the St. Regis Grand in Rome in 1999 led him to become the General Manager of another Starwood Hotels & Resorts property, The Gritti Palace in Venice. In 2010, Marco became Managing Director of Villa San Michele in Florence, part of Belmond. His most recent position was as Managing Director of Brown’s Hotel London in 2016.

The Lanesborough London Marco Novella Head Shot
The Lanesborough London Stuart Geddes

Stuart Geddes

Hotel Manager

Stuart joins The Lanesborough from The Goring Hotel, where he worked as General Manager and brings a wealth of experience to the team at The Lanesborough having worked in some of the finest hotels in London previously. Marco Novella, Managing Director of The Lanesborough says “We are delighted to welcome Stuart to the team at The Lanesborough, where he will help to reinforce our position as market leader in London." Stuart takes up his position in October 2019.