The £25m club is situated on the South East corner of Blackstone’s private estate Devonshire Square and is due to open in May 2016.
Palmer joins from The Club at Café Royal, and has previously worked at The Arts Club and Home House. Known as the ‘consummate host’ he has a debonair charm and an amazing network of high net worth contacts.
Ian Palmer is renowned for hosting the legendary Brits after-show parties at Home House; he brought Madonna and Valentino to ‘Pret A Diner’ in the Old Vic tunnels and more recently DJ Paul Oakenfold, Kanye West, Primal Scream, and Tom Hardy (with his Labrador) to The Club at Café Royal.
Ian has a strong hotel background having started his training at The Savoy Hotel, he worked at Claridge’s, the Connaught and was part of the revival team at the Conrad Hotel, Chelsea. The club boasts 68 bedrooms ranging from de-luxe Queen sized to more substantial suites; there will be 24 hour room service, valet parking and private concierge.
The appointment re-establishes the business partnership with Arts Club and Home House founder Brian Clivaz.
“This is the most exciting project I have worked on” says Palmer “To have the opportunity to launch a private members club in the City, in such an iconic location, is a dream. We will be bringing a super luxury product to the square mile and creating a space where business and pleasure can collide”.