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Duncan Palmer to step down as MD of the Beaumont hotel

Duncan Palmer will step down from his role as managing director of London's Beaumont hotel upon the completion of its three-year renovation project.

He joined the Beaumont in 2021 and has overseen a significant expansion of the five-AA-star Mayfair hotel, which was completed in February.

This has seen the Art Deco property expand into the neighbouring 2 Providence Court building, taking its number of rooms from 73 to 101, while all the public areas of the hotel have undergone a complete revamp.

Palmer will remain with the hotel until 31 May, after which he will depart to pursue new opportunities. Prior to his role at the Beaumont, he spent 11 years at Langham Hospitality Group, serving as managing director of the Langham, London hotel. Additionally, he held general manager positions at both the Savoy and the Connaught.

The Beaumont's board is currently seeking a replacement to oversee the hotel's day-to-day operations moving forward.

An announcement from Richard Faber, director of Beaumont Hotel Properties, said: 'Duncan of course has specialised in many hotel projects of this type in his career and as a result, he has now decided to pursue new challenges.

'We extend our genuine appreciation to Duncan for his exceptional work and wish him the very best in future endeavours.'

The Beaumont was built as a parking garage in the 1920s and was transformed into a hotel in 2014 by restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King.

Ellerman Hotel Company, owned by the Barclay family, acquired the leasehold of the property in 2018.