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Meet our Team

Our team, led by General Manager Malcolm Hendry and Resident Manager Lauren Hargrave, is passionate about delivering exceptional service and generous hospitality, from our famous Plunder the Pantry experience to thoughtful and unique turndown treats.

Many of us are proud to be long-standing members of staff, and all have played a part in Hotel 41’s journey to be voted the number one hotel in the UK by TripAdvisor and to hold a prestigious Forbes Five Star Rating. We look forward to creating a warm, personal and memorable experience when you stay with us.


Lauren Hargrave

Lauren Hargrave

Lauren Hargrave

  • Resident Manager
  • lhargrave@rchmail.com

Hotel 41 is often the location of anniversaries, birthdays, engagements as well as celebrations of special occasions. I play a key role in making these events become lifelong memories. When the stay is particularly important for you, please write to me and I will endeavour to make it an unforgettable experience.

Magdalena Pokorska

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Magdalena Pokorska

  • Reception Manager
  • mpokorska@rchmail.com

I am here to assist with your room preferences, from hard mattresses, to toppers and to provide our special ‘pillow menu’ prior to your arrival. We will ensure that your room is prepared for any allergies you may have, and your bed linen will be changed regularly and when needed. Also, we can provide additional services such as, dry cleaning.

Marlen Wunschel

Marlen Wunschel

Marlen Wunschel

  • Assistant Manager
  • mwunschel@rchmail.com

I am here to assist with recommending and securing the best tables for you in some of London’s top venues. I will provide expert advice on how to gain access to the best attractions across the city and popular excursions further afield. With a wealth of contacts that I have acquired over years, I am the ultimate London insider. Also, I am constantly on the lookout for new shows, gallery exhibitions and pop-up events to ensure that you enjoy the best London has to offer.

Smita Khadaroo

Smita Khadaroo

Smita Khadaroo

  • Director of Sales - Rubens, 41 and Bbar
  • skhadaroo@rchmail.com

Are you interested in staying with us on your business trip? Hotel 41 has fantastic corporate rates on offer, which include exclusive benefits that you will receive when you book your stay with us. Please ask for me at the hotel reception and I will be delighted to discuss rates with you.

Malcolm Hendry

Malcolm Hendry

Malcolm Hendry

  • General Manager
  • malcolm41@rchmail.com

I have been with Red Carnation Hotels for over 20 years and my role as General Manager is one of the most satisfying jobs of my career. I have a team of over 160 employees, who are highly motivated and dedicated to delivering generous hospitality and passionate service. The wellbeing of our guests and teams is my highest priority and I look forward to warmly welcoming you to The Rubens at the Palace soon.

Adéle Coetzee

Adele

Adéle Coetzee

  • Assistant Resident Manager
  • acoetzee@rchmail.com

I would love to welcome you on arrival and arrange a show around of our exquisite hotel. I am here to assist with all your special and last-minute surprises such as, a floral arrangement to ensure you impress your loved ones during your stay. I can also assist with helping you to plan your proposal, anniversary, or birthday. I can organise babysitting services and pet-sitting services for your four-legged friend. I am also able to confirm existing reservations or make enquires on your behalf for your stay.

Sarah Bristow

Sarah Bristow

Sarah Bristow

  • Reservations Manager
  • sbristow@rchmail.com

When you are booking your room with me, let me know whether you will be celebrating your honeymoon, birthday, or wedding. It would be my pleasure to oversee your bedroom allocation and put in a special request for you prior to your arrival. Also, I can organise in advance any additional extras you may like such as chocolates, champagne and strawberries, which would be waiting for you upon arrival. I will ensure that your stay will be one you fondly remember. 

Dean Sparrow

Dean Sparrow

Dean Sparrow

  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • dsparrow@rchmail.com

Myself and my dedicated team can suggest wines to pair with your meals, explain how they are prepared and where the ingredients are sourced from. Also, we would be delighted to share the health benefits related to our dishes. If you have any specific dietary requirements or allergies, we can make adjustments and share the list of allergens in our dishes. A meeting can be arranged in person, if you would like a personalised menu prepared for you stay. Perhaps this could include your favourite chocolate cake for you or a loved one. We are here to make important occasions extra special for you.

Sergio Gimeno

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Sergio Gimeno

  • Director of Engineering
  • sgimeno@rchmail.com

I can enhance your Sky television system, set up a Chrome Cast, or provide a DVD player for you if you have any favourite films to request. If you are travelling with children, I can set up a PlayStation with games. I can also arrange for a mini fridge to be fitted pre-stay, if you wish to store your own drinks, snacks or medication. Myself and my team can also assist with any queries regarding the state of the art in-room ventilation cooling and heating system.