Richardson joins from the Jumeirah Group where he has extensive experience across various properties within the portfolio.
He spent time as interim GM at Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah in 2014-15, and in 2018 Richardson opened the anticipated Jumeirah Hotel Nanjing, the brand’s flagship property in Asia.
Upon his return to London in 2019, he was appointed as general manager at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower and oversaw the preparations for the property’s extensive renovation which commenced in September last year.
Richardson said: “I am delighted to be joining the Iconic family. I look forward to working with the team to bring this wonderful property out of its enforced Covid-19 hibernation, and to further enhance its excellent reputation in the London market.”
Executive director of Iconic Luxury Hotels, Andrew Stembridge, added: “We are proud to welcome Ian Richardson to the Iconic Luxury Hotels team, overseeing the future growth and success of our special London neighbourhood hotel.
“Last November saw 11 Cadogan Gardens join the Relais and Châteaux family as the association’s only London property, and we are excited for Ian to further propel the property as it enters the new era post-pandemic.”