The Franklin London appoints hotel manager

The Franklin London appoints hotel manager

Mishaal Eid

UK: The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione has appointed Mishaal Eid as its hotel manager. 

In his new role, Eid will be responsible for managing the daily operations of The Franklin, which is a 35-room boutique hotel located in Knightsbridge with a view overlooking Egerton Gardens. 

The Franklin, which is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is one of three properties in London that is owned and operated by Starhotels Collezione. The company also operates The Pelham London in South Kensington and The Gore London on Queen’s Gate. 

Eid said: “I am delighted to be joining The Franklin London in my first role as hotel manager. I am passionate about delivering the very finest guest experience and I look forward to building on the great successes that Starhotels and The Franklin have achieved.”

Prior to this appointment, Eid was employed by the Flemings Mayfair Hotel, another Small Luxury Hotels of the World property, where he occupied the roles of front of house manager from 2017 to 2019 and rooms division manager from 2019, until being hired by The Franklin. 

Before his role at the Flemings, Eid moved to London in 2015 to work for Park Plaza Hotels. Prior to that experience, he worked with the pre-opening team of the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, where he led a team of 63 associates.

Eid, who is bilingual in English and Arabic, has extensive experience in training staff members and mentoring those beginning their hospitality careers. Additionally, he sits on the mentoring committee for AICR International.

Thomas Orchard, complex general manager for Starhotels Collezione’s three London properties said: “I am delighted to welcome Mishaal to The Franklin London and to the Starhotels family. He is an outstanding individual of significant experience and knowledge who is ready to take the next step forward in his career and look after one of the finest boutique hotels in London. I very much look forward to working with Mishaal to continue to develop memorable experiences for our guests and a rich and rewarding work environment for our team.”

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