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Grand Hôtel appoints two new managers in restaurant and events

Press release   •   Mar 24, 2015 10:00 GMT

Grand Hôtel is restructuring its restaurant and events & conferences operations, adding two new management positions. Karl Persson, previously restaurant manager at the Veranda, is now the hotel’s Food & Beverage Manager, with responsibility for the hotel’s entire restaurant operations, and Camilla Mörk has been recruited as the hotel’s new Events Manager, responsible for managing and further developing the hotel’s events & conferences operations. Camilla previously held similar positions at top hotels in New York.

Grand Hôtel is unique on the Swedish market in that our restaurant, event and conference operations account for an equally large part financially as our hotel operations. Traditionally, Grand Hôtel has had a Restaurateur, with responsibility for both our restaurant and events & conference operations. As part of our overall development work, we have decided to divide that area of responsibility into two different positions. The added resources will allow us to create a more attractive offering, thereby strengthening the Grand Hôtel as a destination. We are very excited to have recruited Karl Persson and Camilla Mörk, and look forward to successful collaboration with the two,” said Pia Djupmark, CEO, Grand Hôtel.

In the new Food & Beverage Manager position, Karl Persson, has overall responsibility for the Grand Hôtel’s kitchens and restaurants, in other words the Veranda, the Cadier Bar, the Terrace, the Grand Café and room service. Karl has worked at the Grand Hôtel since 2009, starting out as head waiter at the Cadier Bar. Between 2010 and 2015, he was restaurant manager at the Veranda. Prior to joining the Grand Hôtel, Karl ran his own restaurant, which he started as a 25 year-old.

“Getting to further develop the Grand Hôtel’s restaurant concept is truly inspiring. I see it as an exciting challenge, since the concept attracts a wide diversity of guests today and is appreciated by Stockholmers and visitors alike,” said Karl Persson, Food & Beverage Manager Grand Hôtel.

Events Manager Camilla Mörk is back in Stockholm after 20 years in the U.S. For the past 10 years, she has lived and worked in New York, where she was Director of Events & Group Sales for luxury hotels and exclusive hotel groups such as The Bryant Park Hotel, The Setai Hotel South Beachand The Gansevoort Hotel Group. In her new position at the Grand Hôtel, Camilla will primarily be responsible for strengthening and further developing the hotel’s events & conferences offering. She is also responsible for banquet, conference and group sales.

”It’s great to be back in Sweden again, in particular at the Grand Hôtel. It really is much more than just a hotel with a fantastic brand. Being recruited to this position was a key factor in my decision to move back to Sweden again. I look forward to contributing my knowhow and experience from the American market,” explained Camilla Mörk, Events Manager Grand Hôtel. 

Rich in history and tradition, Grand Hôtel Stockholm dates back more than 140 years and occupies a prime position on the city’s waterfront next to the National Museum and opposite the Royal Palace and Old Town. The Parliament buildings and Royal Opera House are within view, the best shopping district is less than minutes away and the departure point for boats to the archipelago is situated just 25-metres from the hotel.