Hotel manager at The Bloomsbury in London, Daniel Healey is to move across to The Kimpton Fitzroy to take up the same role.
Healey has spent the last five and a half years at The Bloomsbury, part of The Doyle Collection, and told Boutique Hotelier that he now has a ‘wonderful opportunity’ to join the team at the new Kimpton Fitzroy, working alongside general manager Paul Walters and David Taylor.
Prior to his time at The Bloomsbury, Healey was F&B director at Rydges Hotels and Resorts in Brisbane from 2012 to 2013.
He was also hotel manager at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa for almost two years in 2010.
Speaking on his new appointment, Healey says: “After five and a half fantastic years as hotel manager at The Bloomsbury I have a wonderful opportunity to join Paul Walters and David Taylor at The Kimpton Fitzroy as hotel manager to help further the incredible work already underway in what is a truly glamourous building and today’s makings of a hotel as a destination of choice in the up and coming hip Bloomsbury neighbourhood.
“I leave The Bloomsbury having steered a major transformation and seen the opening of several high profile F&B outlets. It is a hotel that has incredible team member loyalty and must be one of the happiest places to work in town, recognised three years running as a Great Place to Work,” he added.
The 334-bedroom Kimpton Fitzroy was recently rebranded from Principal London as part of the brand’s acquisition by French investor Covivio from Starwood Capital Group. The property marks the debut entry into the UK of IHG’s lifestyle Kimpton brand.
The Doyle Collection is a privately-owned and managed group of luxury hotels in Ireland, the UK and US. The group embarked on a major redesign of The Bloomsbury, a 1928 Sir Edwin Lutyens, Grade-II listed building on Great Russell Street in London, in 2017, spearheaded by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.
The project saw the launch of the new bar, The Coral Room and the much-loved Dalloway Terrace dining space.
The Bloomsbury is owned by Bernie Gallagher and has 200 team members. Revenue for the hotel has grown 35% in the last five years, with double digit asset value growth.