Julian Haddon has been appointed as director of sales and marketing for the new 262-bedroom Rosewood London hotel, which is to be rebranded from the Chancery Court following a £85m renovation.
He joins the property after spending eight years at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. Most recently he was regional director of sales and marketing Europe for Fairmont and was involved in the relaunch of the Savoy hotel as well as being responsible for seven other Fairmont properties in across the continent.
Haddon's 30 years' experience in the hospitality industry has included stints with Forte Exclusive, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Sheraton in the UK, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Matthias Roeke, managing director Rosewood London, described Haddon as "an accomplished professional with a renowned reputation and track record in the industry".
Haddon's arrival is accompanied by several key managerial appointments ahead of the Rosewood London ‘s launch. They include Brad Simmons as director of sales, who joins the hotel from the Maybourne Group where he was assistant director of sales for the Connaught, Claridges, and the Berkeley hotels.
Anna Nash has been appointed as director of communications, having spent 11 years at Orient-Express Trains & Cruises where she was, most recently, director of public relations.
Meanwhile, Mark Scholfield has joined the hotel as director of event management and operations. He was previously group general manager of hospitality at RBS.
The Rosewood London will open in October following an extensive refurbishment of the 1914, Grade II-listed property in High Holborn. It will join such iconic properties under the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts banner as the Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, the Carlyle in New York, and the Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda.