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EXCLUSIVE: Long-standing 11 Cadogan Gardens’ employee promoted to deputy head honcho

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A long-standing member of staff at luxury London boutique 11 Cadogan Gardens has been promoted to the position of deputy general manager.

Blair Pollock has been appointed as second in charge at the 56-bed hotel, which is part of the Iconic Luxury Hotels portfolio, reporting to general manager Soliman Khaddour.

He first joined 11 Cadogan Gardens in March 2012 and worked his way up the ranks to the role of front of house manager and then became rooms division manager in June 2015.

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The hotel is nearing completion on a refurbishment project and is now gearing up to launch its new restaurant.

Speaking to Boutique Hotelier, Pollock said: “Like the hotel, I have been on an incredible journey since joining 11 Cadogan Gardens six years ago and am delighted to have been given this step up. We are coming to the end of a significant refurbishment period and about to launch a destination restaurant, Han’s Bar and Grill; both projects that I am proud to have been a part of. I am certainly looking forward to the new role and the next chapter in the life of this wonderful Chelsea hotel.”

The management of 11 Cadogan Gardens was taken over by Iconic Luxury Hotels, the team behind Chewton Glen and Cliveden House, in March 2017. The hotel is owned by Cadogan who also own the nearby Belmond Cadogan which will reopen later this year after an extensive renovation.

11 Cadogan Gardens, made up of four Victorian townhouse, first became a hotel when Cadogan acquired the leasehold in 2012. Until then, the building, which was built by Lord Chelsea in the late 19th century, had operated as a private members’ club.

Alongside the 56 bedrooms, the hotel is home to four self-contained one bedroom mews suites, a restaurant, cocktail bar, drawing room, library, gym and meeting space.

 

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