2016 September 25 09:00
Francesco Becci appointed Restaurant Manager of The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant at Jumeirah Carlton Tower
London, 26 September 2016: Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed Francesco (Franco) Becci as Restaurant Manager of The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant at Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London’s Knightsbridge.
Franco joins the Jumeirah Carlton Tower team with a wealth of food and beverage experience gathered during his 40-year career in the industry. His most recent role was Restaurant Manager of French fine dining restaurant Roux at the Landau, a position he held for 9 years.
Having studied hotel management in his native Italy, Franco began his hospitality career at the four-star Caravelle Hotel in Venice before moving to London in 1982. Since then he has enjoyed a number of senior restaurant roles at some of London’s most prestigious hotels including The Savoy, Browns Hotel and, most recently, The Langham.
Reporting to Director of Food & Beverage Charl Leicester, Franco will oversee all aspects of The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant operations. Once described by Tatler magazine as running his restaurants with “uncommon warmth and humour”, he brings his well-known charm and attention to detail to the role.
Awarded three AA Rosettes for culinary and service excellence, The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant is renowned as a bastion of British cuisine, serving its legendary roast rib of beef alongside contemporary, classic and seasonal dishes; imaginative cocktails and premium gins; and a choice of over 450 wines. For more information, visit www.theribroom.co.uk.
Notes to Editors:
About Jumeirah Carlton Tower:
Jumeirah Carlton Tower, situated in the heart of Knightsbridge, is a landmark hotel acknowledged as one of London’s finest. The hotel is noted for its fine dining, exclusive Peak Health Club & Spa and enviable location off Sloane Street – the Capital’s most fashionable shopping area. Jumeirah Carlton Tower offers 216 rooms and suites, individually styled with a calm and contemporary feel, together with world-class dining in The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant, Chinoiserie and The Club Room.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London and Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and Jumeirah SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
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Jumeirah Carlton Tower & Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel
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