Kris Leszczynski moved from Poznan, Poland to London in June 2005. He studied International Hospitality Management at the University of Physical Education in Poznan and after arriving in London proceeded to work in the upscale hotels of the Edwardian Group, London, initially, as a luggage porter! (Later, Edwardian Hotels London).

Passionate about hospitality, service and people management, Kris progressed through the organisational ranks and 10 years later, having worked in 9 different properties he took over as the General Manager at the Radisson BLU Edwardian Berkshire Hotel. Following on the first successful year at the Berkshire, Kris was offered the GM position of the Mercer Street Hotel where he is based since October 2016.