Thomas Kochs, Managing Director


When you were younger, what was your dream job?
Well, I was actually torn between a job in medicine or becoming an hotelier. I started studying medicine, although, I soon realised my passion was for hotels and the hospitality industry. Interestingly, I believe there are actually similar elements to both careers – in the hotel industry we are also trying to make people feel better, through uplifting experiences and the service that we offer.

What career advice would you give to your younger self?
To be successful in your career you need to be ambitious, want it and work hard. As much as we would like to fast track our career experience and move to the top quickly, this process takes time. The more experience you gain, the better.

What’s your favourite thing about working for Corinthia?
Without a doubt, it's the spirit of the company. To feel part of such a forward-thinking team is very special. We never stand still as a company, there are always fresh and new ideas to keep us moving forwards. In my role I support our team, however, I feel fortunate to know that I am also supported by the team around me. At Corinthia, we are people focused and the support comes hand-in-hand.

Where is your favourite spot inside Corinthia Hotel London?
It is difficult to narrow it down to one place, although, I do like our Northall Bar. A grand hotel requires a grand bar, and this is ours. The height of the ceilings and windows allows for lots of natural light which makes for a great ambience. Whether you are looking for coffee in the morning, a light bite to eat for lunch or a glass of Champagne in the evening, it is the perfect destination for all your needs.

What’s your favourite meal served at the hotel?
I am a little bit of a foodie, so naturally I like it all. However, I am totally in awe of the food at Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, our newest restaurant offering by acclaimed Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge. The mushroom risotto is one of my favourites, cleverly rice-free and made of finely chopped mushrooms, laced with chives and cream, and topped with an egg encased in a crisp, parmesan battered skin. The venison on the à la carte menu is also divine.

What’s your favourite Bassoon Bar cocktail?
I like our Southbank Royale, it is fresh and light, made with Champagne and lemon verbena. I am also partial to a Peach & Vetiver Smash, a citrus drink that's perfect for the summer.

If you could choose three celebrities to take to dinner at Kerridge’s – who would they be and why?
I would take, as he is a loyal guest and always such an amazing ambassador for the brand. I would also chose Rebel Wilson, as one of our regular guests, she would add so much fun to the dinner table. Lastly, I would invite Meryl Streep, as I would love for her to experience the hotel and I think she is a phenomenal actress.


At Corinthia, we always strive to provide the best rates on our website. If you don’t think we have, we’ll pay for 100% of your room on the first night, and price match the rest. Should you find a lower price elsewhere, please submit a claim within 24 hours of your original booking and we will respond within two working days. Please note, this also applies to discounts and promotions available on

Process for making a claim:

Step 1. If within 24 hours of a confirmed reservation with Corinthia Hotels made on, you find a lower rate for the same hotel, room type, inclusions, stay dates, discounts and payment conditions, please contact the relevant email address from the list below to make your claim. All claims must be made within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time of the hotel.

Step 2. Your claim should be supported by the URL where the lower rate was found and a screen shot which clearly displays the date of stay, room type, same hotel, inclusions and payment conditions of the lower rate offering on the competing website. Please include your contact information (name, email and phone number).

Step 3. If we are able to verify that the lower rate found qualifies for the Best Rate Guarantee, and all other terms and conditions are met, Corinthia Hotels will pay for 100% of the room charges of your first night, and will price match the room for the rest of your stay. You will be charged for all nights booked at the matched rate, minus the first night which will be free.

To make your claim, email the relevant hotel on one of the following:
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First night free, match rate for rest of stay, no minimum nights

Terms and Conditions:

Corinthia Hotels guarantees the best online rate on based on the following terms and conditions:

1. Your original booking must have been made through
2. The lower rate must be found and the claim submitted by email within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time at the hotel. If the original booking was made within 24 hours of arrival, the Best Rate Guarantee is not applicable.
3. The Best Rate Guarantee only applies to published rates available to the general public online, which can be found and booked immediately without any kind of restriction or payment restrictions.
4. The lower rate found must be for exactly the same booking criteria - the same hotel, the same room type, same inclusions, the same stay dates, same number of guests, the same rate description and, if applicable, the same promotion. The cancellation and advance purchase policy and all other terms and conditions of the stay must also be identical. If the claim refers to a reservation consisting of several nights' accommodation, the average rate for each night will be compared to the average rate for each night, for an identical reservation, using the website where the lower rate is found.
5. Corinthia Hotels will verify the lower rate claim and respond within two working days of the claim being made. *Claims will be processed from Monday to Friday, between 9am to 5pm, at the hotel's local time.
6. The rate comparison will be made net of any taxes, gratuities or any other fees or charges associated with the room rate, and the lower rate must still be available at the time the hotel validates the claim.
7. The Best Rate Guarantee is void where prohibited by law. Corinthia Hotels reserves the right to modify or cancel its Best Rate Guarantee policy at any time in its sole discretion and without prior notice.
8. Corinthia Hotels has the sole right and discretion to determine the validity of any claim, including without limitation, determining that the lower rate found is genuinely available and that the claim meets all terms and conditions. In case of dispute, Corinthia Hotels' decision is final.
9. In the case of a fully prepaid rate booked through, Corinthia Hotels will refund the difference to your credit card, if applicable, within 30 business days of submitting your claim. Corinthia Hotels is not responsible for any fees associated with cancelling a reservation made through a different channel.
10. Best Rate Guarantee will be suspended during times where or certain rates are not available due to an outage, a technical issue or a circumstance beyond Corinthia Hotels' reasonable control.
11. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to rates found offline, negotiated corporate rates, group or MICE rates, opaque provider rates or rates requiring membership in a club or other organization, governmental rates, direct mail or email solicitations, rates offered by providers that do not supply the name or location of the hotel until after a reservation has been made or other rates that are not available to the general public. We reserve the right to deny a claim if the availability of the Competing Rate cannot be independently verified at the time of processing the claim.
12. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to packaged rates. Packaged rates include Hotel accommodations sold as part of a travel package in which the Hotel does not provide all services (including but not limited to airfare and/or car rental, tours etc.) and Hotel accommodations sold with additional amenities.
13. Corinthia Hotels may deny a claim where the difference between the rates is less than 1%.
14. If the Competing Rate is in a different currency from the rate booked on, the Competing Rate will be converted into the same currency as the rate offered on our website using the exchange rate as published in in place at the time the initial reservation was made. Discrepancies may occur between Corinthia Hotels' rate and the Competing Rate due to differences in exchange rate sources. If the rate discrepancy is solely due to exchange rate fluctuations, we reserve the right to deny the claim.