UK: Luxury boutique hotel The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione has appointed Ryan Dunlop as hotel manager effective 13th November 2023.
Dunlop will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the 35-bedroom property, including the sales and financial department. He will report to Thomas Orchard, general manager of the Starhotels Collezione London Complex.
Early in his career, Dunlop worked for the Dorset Square Hotel part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World where he progressed over four years to front office manager. In June 2008 he moved to Sardinia, Italy where he worked for the Grand Hotel President Olbia as operations supervisor before becoming an account manager.
Additional roles included sales and marketing at Doubletree by Hilton Olbia, general manager of the Grand Hotel in Porto Cervo, hotel manager of The Rookery for Hazlitt’s Hotels, and more.
Speaking about his appointment at The Franklin, Dunlop said: “Having spent a number of years managing hotels in London, when the opportunity to join a prestigious boutique hotel such as The Franklin London arose, I jumped at the opportunity. The Franklin London is dedicated to going above and beyond for its guests and ensuring personalised service, training of staff and fostering a positive work culture, which I look forward to driving further in my new role.”
Orchard added: “We are delighted to welcome Ryan to the team. With his passion, talent and expertise in luxury hospitality, Ryan will be a significant addition to The Franklin London and the Starhotels family.”