Albert Hall names hospitality manager to drive event offer

Next stage of enhanced corporate plan unveiled

The Royal Albert Hall has brought in a hospitality manager as it looks to strengthen its new event strategy and enhance its corporate hospitality offering.

Kirsty Mallinson fills the post, with a remit of creating fine dining and VIP packages based around the venue's 350 music, sports, arts, charitable and corporate events each year.

Mallinson's previous experience includes time spent at Langston Scott, Quintus and IMG.

The appointment follows the Albert Hall's recent decision to establish corporate partnerships, including offering sponsors use of its State Rooms, plus selective area naming rights and the development of bespoke music events or exhibitions.

The main corporate event is the Hall's annual dinner week in the main auditorium, where for five days 2,000 guests gather. Other upcoming events include Eric Clapton, Cirque du Soleil and Lord of the Rings.

"The Hall has long been associated with cutting-edge live event experiences," said Albert Hall director of events Jasper Hope. "Developing corporate partnerships whilst bolstering our team will enable us to deliver a unique corporate programmes."

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