(London) –  Dorchester Collection is delighted to announce the appointment of Lee Kelly as general manager of 45 Park Lane from August 1, 2022. Lee replaces John Scanlon, who has been promoted to general manager of The Beverly Hills Hotel. Lee’s responsibility will also include the management of Dorchester Collection’s Mayfair Park Residences.

With over 20 years of international hotel management experience, Lee joins the hotel from The Berkeley, London, where he has been hotel manager for over two years. Previous roles include general manager at Bray’s Monkey Island Estate and various director of food & beverage positions at The Savoy, London and Four Seasons Hotels in Singapore and Canary Wharf, London.

Commenting on his new role, Lee said: ‘I’m looking forward to leading 45 Park Lane into its next chapter where truly memorable experiences are created and where traditions are reinvented in a socially vibrant setting.’

Christopher Cowdray, CEO of Dorchester Collection, added: ‘Lee is joining 45 Park Lane at an exciting time of the hotel’s evolution since its opening in 2011. His skills in exceptional guest experience, service delivery, and product and people development will help enhance further the reputation of the hotel and its popular CUT restaurant in the Mayfair community and much further afield.’

Lee has a degree in hotel and catering management from the University of Surrey.