Christopher Cowdray

“Dorchester Collection’s vision is to be the ultimate hotel management company, with a passion for excellence and innovation, honouring the individuality and heritage of its iconic hotels.”

Christopher Cowdray became Dorchester Collection’s chief executive officer in 2007, prior to being general manager of The Dorchester since 2004. Brought up in Zimbabwe, his 30 years of extensive international hotel management experience, across four continents, gives him an exceptional understanding of the luxury hotel market and the significant impact that cultural differences have when doing business around the world

Cowdray firmly believes that the success of any organisation is down to its employees, with every single member of the team playing a vital role in delivering exceptional service. He has been instrumental in establishing Dorchester Collection’s Vision & Values and ensuring that these are articulated through all teams in the hotels. This has led to the entire company being visibly aligned to his vision of passion for excellence and innovation. Cowdray comments, “People are our greatest asset, so I’m very proud of our dynamic and motivated team. It’s their outstanding level of commitment, skilled leadership and optimised profitability, combined with continual reinvestment in the business that continues to drive us forward.”