With a career in catering and hospitality spanning 27 years, Skinner joins the five-star hotel from Jumeriah Carlton Tower, London, where he has held the position of operations director.
Reporting to the owning office, he will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the hotel; as well as being a figurehead for Dukes London, his role will ensure that both behind the scenes and front of house activity runs smoothly, whilst maintaining a “motivated team, happy guests and a healthy profit”.
CEO of Dukes London, Bin Sulayem, has said: “The team and I are delighted to welcome Paul to the Dukes family. I’m sure that Paul will help Dukes London to maintain and enhance its reputation, delivering world-class service and exceptional guest experiences at the hotel.”
Of his new appointment, Skinner added: “I am delighted to be joining Dukes London; the hotel is a prestigious establishment and has a long tradition of providing luxury service and hospitality for its customers. It is an honour to be appointed as the general manager, and I very much look forward to commencing my position in September.”
The hotel features 90 guest rooms, 11 suites, a penthouse overlooking Green Park, a Private Members Health Club and Spa, the Great British Restaurant and its bar Dukes London.