The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy has appointed Markus Basset as bar manager.

Hailing from the Vallee de la Marne Champagne region in France, Basset attended bar school in Munich in 2017 and worked in Austria before relocating to London in 2021 for the position of assistant bar manager at Fallow restaurant.

On taking the reins at Beaufort Bar, Basset said: “Assuming the leadership position of the glamorous and luxurious Beaufort Bar has always been a personal aspiration of mine. I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to collaborate with the team in order to create unforgettable cocktails and experiences for our esteemed guests in this charismatic London venue.”

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Franck Arnold, Managing director of the Savoy, said: “We are delighted to have Markus join The Savoy family. He brings a wealth of experience to the role and is perfectly placed to elevate the Beaufort Bar to the next level as we strive to offer one of the most enticing and glamorous bar experiences in London.”