Our President and Founder

This year we celebrate 100 years of hospitality, as one of the 42 family-owned and run TTC travel brands. The Red Carnation Hotels story began when a beautiful young woman called Bea caught the eye of a distinguished young hotelier named Stanley, who was known for wearing a red carnation in his lapel.

Almost 35 years later, Beatrice and Stanley Tollman purchased The Chesterfield Hotel in Mayfair. Driven by Beatrice's lifelong affair with the world of hospitality, and celebrating her husband's signature flower, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection came to life.

That love story is still at the very heart of our ever-growing collection of hotels across the world. Our Founder and President, Beatrice Tollman, embodies the generous hospitality and warm, passionate service for which we are renowned. She is the creative mind behind our beautifully designed hotels, the daily inspiration for our Executive Chefs and the benchmark for our teams' exacting standards.

Discover how Beatrice inspires the Red Carnation family each and every day...

A lifetime of achievement in hospitality

'I'm humbled and honoured to have been recognised for doing something
that I truly love, each and every day' - Beatrice Tollman


2019 - Inducted into 'The British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame'
2016 - Named 'Leading Legend' by The Leading Hotels of the World
2016 - 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at The Cateys
2012 - 'Hotelier of the Year' at European Hospitality Awards