The Beaumont Hotel has appointed Duncan Palmer as its new managing director and brought in Sir Nicholas Soames to take up the position of chairman.
Palmer will replace general manager Jannes Soerensen, who is to depart after more than five years in the role. Palmer has worked in the luxury hotel industry for over 35 years, and was most recently managing director at The Murray in Hong Kong.
He previously spent 11 years at Langham Hospitality Group, where he oversaw the creation of its flagship property The Langham, London. Other roles included regional vice president, Europe, regional director of operations in Indonesia, and vice president of design for the group worldwide out of Hong Kong. His previous 15 years in general manager positions were at The Sukhothai, Bangkok, The Connaught and The Savoy in London, and the Mandarin Oriental in Jakarta.
He said: “I have been a big admirer of The Beaumont’s unique style and impeccable service since it opened in 2014, and am delighted to be joining at this exciting moment in its short but distinguished history. I have already been hugely impressed with the vision and ambition for the hotel, and with the obvious quality of its team. I cannot wait to get started.”
Information Source: Boutique Hotelier