John Scanlon has been appointed to the newly created position of hotel manager at London's Dorchester hotel.
Scanlon, who takes up his new role on 1 March, is currently director of revenue for the hotel's parent company, the Dorchester Collection, where he has been since 2008. He was previously revenue manager at the Dorchester.
Prior to joining the Dorchester Collection, Scanlon worked at the Lanesborough from 1991 to 2005, progressing through various roles including night manager, reservations manager, front-of-house manager, rooms division manager and deputy to the managing director.
Previous experience includes positions at Sheraton Skyline, Heathrow Airport and Trusthouse Forte Hotels across England.
Reporting to general manager and regional director UK, Roland Fasel, Scanlon, who is Irish-born, will oversee all hotel operations at the Dorchester.
Scanlon said he was excited to be returning to an on-property role at the Dorchester during such a monumental year when the world's spotlight would be on London. "I look forward to working with the team to continue the Dorchester's uncompromising commitment to providing the ultimate in bespoke luxury service to its guests."
Fasel said he was delighted Scanlon was taking on the new role of hotel manager, where he will be responsible for taking key strategy from concept to implementation. "He will be a strong player in our vision to keep the Dorchester at the front of the ultra-luxury hotel market in London."
By Janet Harmer
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