The Trafalgar St. James in London is reopening to the public on 7 September 2020.
Matthew Beard, managing director, will also oversee all commercial and operational activities at both hotels.
Beard draws from a wealth of experience for this new role gained from previous positions as general manager of the Radisson Blu London Portman Hotel, and cluster general manager of the West End, Victoria and South Kensington DoubleTree by Hilton properties.
At the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, Beard managed the property’s conversion to the Nobu Hotel Portman Square, London’s newest luxury hotel, opening in November 2020. Beard also oversaw the operational and commercial opening plans for this new venture.