John Scanlon, currently general manager of the Dorchester Collection's 45 Park Lane hotel in London, has been appointed to the same role at the group's Beverly Hills hotel in California.
Scanlon has been general manager of the five-red-AA-star, 45-bedrom 45 Park Lane hotel for seven years. He also managed the adjacent Mayfair Park Residences. He joined the Dorchester Collection in 2005 and previous roles included stints at the Dorchester as acting general manager and hotel manager, as well as global director of revenue at the company's corporate office.
He will start his new role on 4 April. A successor has not yet been announced at 45 Park Lane.
Christopher Cowdray, chief executive of Dorchester Collection, said: "John's passion for hospitality, combined with his leadership skills, are legendary. He has achieved the highest levels of guest and employee engagement through his reputation for building trust and loyalty. John's successful track record, strategic vision and energetic focus will ensure that he adds his own personal mark on the Beverly Hills hotel."
Scanlon added: "Moving to California to manage one of the world's most celebrated hotels with its rich heritage is the ultimate honour. I'm looking forward to being the custodian of this iconic hotel and protecting its legacy for future generations."
Born in Ireland and a graduate of Shannon College of Hotel Management, Scanlon spent 14 years of his earlier career at the Lanesborough hotel in London, where he progressed to the role of executive assistant manager.