On 25 November the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel hosted a reunion for past employees celebrating its 50th anniversary.
In 1961, the tallest hotel in London and the first of the capital’s tower hotels opened its doors. Fifty years on, Jumeirah Carlton Tower acknowledged half a century of providing service by inviting previous employees back to the hotel to celebrate.
The reunion event was attended by 30 ex-colleagues and their partners, and was organised by a small group of the management from the late 60s to the mid-80s: Howard Field FIH (Financial Controller), Peter Venison (HR Director), Fritz Ternofsky FIH, Richard Garland, Peter Tyrie and Roddy Watt FIH (all senior operations management), David Oakley (Lex Group GM) and Michael Gray FIH MI (Hyatt GM).
The guest list ranged from employees who had worked at the hotel when it first opened in 1961, including Fritz Ternofsky (Head of Reservations) and Jean Quero (Chelsea Rooms Manager) to those who currently work at Jumeirah Carlton Tower. Many of the guests had spent over a decade of their working life at the hotel and were keen to share fond memories of their time at the property.