Jonathan Raggett has worked in hotels since leaving Westminster College with a Higher National Diploma in Hotel Management. Jonathan joined RCH in 1998 as General Manager of The Rubens Hotel. In 2000 he was promoted to Managing Director, overseeing the rapid expansion to the 14 award-winning luxury boutique hotels and a country inn which RCH now operates. In November 2009, Jonathan Raggett was delighted to be named Hotelier of the Year at the world-renowned Hotel Catey Annual Industry Awards organised by the Caterer & Hotelkeeper.
"We are a family run small collection of five- and four-star hotels who fight the big chains for business. We will never have the same Sales and Marketing spend as these players, so it is my belief that we need to make an even better job of taking care of our guests."
Internationally acclaimed hotelier Terry Holmes, winner of the 2006 Caterer Tourism Award, joined Red Carnation Hotels in February 2006, bringing with him his incredible passion for the hospitality industry. His tremendous career ranges from a chef to Vice President in the luxury hotel business.
A much loved character at each of the hotels in the Red Carnation collection, his presence together with his expertise further strengthens our guests' experience.
With over 20 years of hotel experience, many of which have been spent abroad in some of the finest hotels, in Australia, South Africa and Dubai, I returned to London in 1999 where I joined the Royal Garden Hotel as Rooms Division Manager. I joined the Milestone Hotel in August 2006 as Deputy General Manager. I was promoted internally to The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel as General Manager in April 2007. My role along with the team is to ensure that you receive the very best standard of service and to make sure your stay is memorable.
Having come to the UK from Sweden I started my career in sales. Over the last 13 years I have worked through positions within Front of House including The Eton Collection and later took on the role as General Manager in Bloomsbury for 5 years. I have now joined the prestigious Chesterfield Mayfair hotel and look forward to being a part of the great team here. My approach in the hotel industry has always been to provide a service that is above and beyond expectations that will make your stay unforgettable.
Since graduating with a Bachelors in International Hospitality Management, I have gained sixteen years of experience in luxury London and country house hotels. I have worked in most departments of hotels equipping me with the tools to exceed the expectations of our increasingly discerning clients. I am delighted to have joined The Chesterfield Mayfair team in 2008. My role is to lead the Sales team to ensure that everyone learns just how brilliant The Chesterfield Mayfair is and the Meetings and Events team to deliver successful events for our clients and guests.
Born and bred in London I started my career at North West Kent College where I trained as an apprenticeship chef for three years. After finishing my course I started my culinary journey where I learned my passion for this great industry. Working at some of London’s top hotels my passion for food has grown and grown. I am pleased to be here at the Chesterfield Mayfair where, using fresh local seasonal produce from around the United Kingdom I am sure my team and I can create a dining experience that you will fondly remember forever.
My role is to make you feel truly welcome at the Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel and to ensure that your stay with us is a positive and memorable experience in every way. For me and for my colleagues that’s not just a job, it’s a passion! I have been with the Red Carnation Group for three years having also worked in hotels in Ireland and Switzerland. I graduated from Shannon College, Ireland with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Diploma in International Hotel Management. I am confident that along with my brilliant team we can make the Chesterfield Mayfair your home away from home and as we Irish would say give you a real “Céad Míle Fáilte”
I have spent the last 20 years working in London hotels within various concierge departments. I joined The Chesterfield Mayfair team in September 2000 where I worked my way up the concierge ladder and was promoted to Head Concierge in October 2006. It gives me great pleasure to lead my concierge team, who are fully committed in providing each individual guest with a warm, friendly and attentive service.
I have been at The Chesterfield Mayfair for the last 7 years; prior to this I was at The Savoy Hotel for 7 years, also as Restaurant Manager. In 2008, I was awarded the prestigious title of 'Hotel Restaurant Manager of the Year' by The Caterer & Hotelkeeper, and in January 2009 I was shortlisted in the 'Best Front of House' category in the Tatler Restaurant Guide 2009, another great achievement. I always recommend our guests try the Carvery or our Dover sole, which I think is the best in London! Together with my team, we look forward to welcoming you to Butlers Restaurant.
I have worked in conference & banqueting for the past 20 years. My role at The Chesterfield involves working closely with our events office to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day for our guests. I enjoy anticipating my guests’ needs and meeting their specific requirements so that their dinner, party or meeting with us is perfect and they want to return again.