Sean Davoren Head Butler – Savoy London
Co-founder of Savoy Butler Academy
- Associate Partner
Sean Davoren possesses a wealth of fine service experience and has become the iconic London Butler. He is internationally renowned and has been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles as well as appearing in a number of TV programmes including the documentary featuring the re-opening of The Savoy.
Sean Davoren started his hospitality career in southern Ireland then moved to London and Claridges to build his experience. This included spending a year working in Switzerland before returning to Claridges for a further nineteen years where his roles included, food and beverage, room service and foyer management.
Sean then completed a Butler Diploma with the Guild of English butlers to enhance his passion for fine service and the provision of butler services. This was put to good use working in very high profile private service in London, Europe and the Middle East.
When The Lanesborough on Hyde Park was re-furbished and opened as a luxury hotel with full butler service Sean was appointed as Head butler in charge of a team, providing 24 hour butler service to all guests. The role included coordinating services from the hotel and from external providers to offer a completely personalised and luxury service. Sean managed the team providing these services for 11 years with the philosophy ‘we can do anything as long it is legal’.
In 2010 the much publicised refurbishment of The Savoy in London was completed and Sean was approached to run their 30 strong butler team serving guests in the hotel’s suites. Sean’s aim was to provide more than a butler service, offering a personal and lifestyle assistant service for guests.
Sean has always been passionate about the advantages of thorough training and was instrumental in establishing The Savoy Butler Academy, providing a range of training for butlers to the required Savoy high standards. He has always been keen to pass on his own skills and expertise and is an experienced butler trainer.