The Savoy hotel has said it is "shocked and appalled" after footage emerged showing a security guard outside the property beating and kicking a man, as well as jumping on his head.
Describing the incident, seen in a video published by the Daily Mail, as "deplorable" the five-red-AA-starred, 267-bedroom hotel on London's Strand confirmed that it had launched a "comprehensive" investigation. The guard seen in the footage had been supplied as a third-party contractor.
A spokesperson from the hotel said: "Yesterday we became aware of this utterly deplorable incident and immediately launched a comprehensive investigation. To date we have found that the report at the time of the incident neglected any detail of the seriousness of what happened. We have reported the incident to the police.
"The individual concerned is no longer associated with the hotel in any way. We are shocked and appalled by his actions and apologise to the individual and the public for what occurred."
The hotel confirmed the individual was a third-party contractor but did not comment on whether it was still associated with the company that supplied him.
The footage is believed to have been filmed on 30 December last year.