Scanlon moves from his most recent position as director of revenue for parent company Dorchester Collection which he has held since 2008. In this position John was instrumental in embedding a forward thinking revenue management culture across all the company’s hotels, following previous years as revenue manager at The Dorchester.
Prior to this, between 1991 and 2005 Scanlon progressed through The Lanesborough from night manager to reservations manager, then front of house manager, until finally rooms division manager and deputy to the managing director. Previous experience includes positions at Sheraton Skyline, Heathrow Airport and Trusthouse Forte Hotels across England.
Irish born, Scanlon is a strategic and creative thinker with a proven track record for creating and implementing bespoke working practices to improve high quality guest care, for which he is passionate. Reporting to general manager & regional director UK Roland Fasel, Scanlon will oversee all hotel operations at The Dorchester.
Roland Fasel commented: “I am delighted to have John join us in this pivotal role which is responsible for taking key strategy from concept to implementation. He will be a strong player in our vision to keep The Dorchester at the front of the ultra luxury hotel market in London.”
Commenting on his appointment Scanlon said: “I am excited to return to an on-property role at The Dorchester during such a monumental year when the world’s spotlight is on London. I look forward to working with the team to continue The Dorchester’s uncompromising commitment to providing the ultimate in bespoke luxury service to its guests.”
The Dorchester is situated in the heart of London’s Mayfair on Park Lane, with rooms and suites affording expansive views of Hyde Park. The Dorchester Spa reopened in May 2009 after a multimillion transformation to offer indulgent pampering in a glamorous art deco setting. A wide range of dining is available to guests in The Promenade, The Bar and The Grill. China Tang offers traditional Cantonese cuisine, while three Michelin star Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is one of London’s finest contemporary French dining experiences.
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Dorchester Collection is a portfolio of the world’s foremost luxury hotels in Europe and the USA, each of which reflects the distinctive culture of its destination. By applying its unrivalled experience and capability in owning and operating some of the greatest individual hotels, the company’s mission is to develop an impeccable group of the finest landmark hotels through acquisition as well as management of wholly-owned and part-owned hotels, and to enter into management agreements.
The current portfolio includes the following hotels (in order of them joining the group):
The Dorchester, London
The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills
Le Meurice, Paris
Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris
Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan
Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
Coworth Park, Ascot, UK
45 Park Lane, London
Le Richemond, Geneva
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