Royal Lancaster London appoints new executive chef


As part of its recent £85m renovation programme, Royal Lancaster London on Hyde Park has appointed Daniel Mcgarey as the new executive head chef.

Mcgarey brings over 16 years of expertise to Royal Lancaster London where he will oversee all of the hotel’s culinary areas including Nipa Thai, Island Grill, Park Restaurant and banqueting.

Leading a team of 70 staff, Mcgarey will also oversee the hotel’s 24-hour in-room dining service.

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Royal Lancaster London is one of the largest banqueting venues in Europe with a capacity of 3,000 guests across its 16 refurbished meetings and events spaces.

These include the Nine Kings and Westbourne Suites holding 2,400 guests collectively for a seated dinner.

The hotel reopened at the end of 2017 after a two year £85m refurbishment, which saw the entire frontage of the hotel remodelled.

The Thai-owned hotel overlooking Hyde Park originally opened in 1967 as the Royal Lancaster, but changed its name to the Lancaster London in 2009 to reflect is location in the centre of the city.

Now, the hotel has returned to its original name to mark its 50th anniversary.

The refurbishment was finalised in May 2018, following a soft re-design of The Lounge Bar and The Park Room on the first floor.

At the time, general manager Sally Beck said: “The hotel has had a rich and celebrated past, having opened as one of the most chic hotels in London in 1967.”

“Our Thai owner, Khun Jatuporn Sihanatkathakul has been directly involved in the new design which exudes mid-century glamour and understated elegance synonymous with London.”

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