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Reena Hammer takes over as MD at London’s Urban Retreat Group
By Jane Kitchen 25 Jan 2016
Reena Hammer has worked with her father, Urban Retreat founder George Hammer, for 10 years Credit: Urban Retreat
Reena Hammer has been appointed managing director of London-based The Urban Retreat Group, which operates a flagship spa on the top floor of the iconic department store Harrods.

Hammer has worked at The Urban Retreat Group for ten years, most recently as creative and brand director, and succeeds her father, George Hammer, who founded the business and will remain as chair. He will continue to be engaged in all aspects of the business, the company said.

“Reena has worked alongside me in the business for over 10 years,” said George Hammer. “...She has gained the support and respect of our staff, client base and suppliers, and has proved to be an invaluable asset to our business. I am both delighted and proud to be able to announce her as the managing director of our company.”

Reena Hammer has spearheaded and managed some significant changes and growth for the company over the last few years, including a multimillion pound refurbishment and the introduction of The Moroccan Hammam and The Make-Up Salon.

Family-run The Urban Retreat Group has been in business for 25 years, and will celebrate 16 years in Harrod’s in 2016. The company also runs U.R. Beautiful in Kingston and the luxury online beauty shop The Urban Retreat Beautique, as well as the mobile beauty therapy service At Home – The Urban Retreat.

“I would like to thank my father for building an amazing business that I, alongside our fantastic team, can grow into the future,” said Reena Hammer. “I am honoured and very proud to lead and represent The Urban Retreat Group.”


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Reena Hammer takes over as MD at London’s Urban Retreat Group
POSTED 25 Jan 2016 . BY Jane Kitchen
Reena Hammer has worked with her father, Urban Retreat founder George Hammer, for 10 years Credit: Urban Retreat
Reena Hammer has worked with her father, Urban Retreat founder George Hammer, for 10 years Credit: Urban Retreat
Reena Hammer has been appointed managing director of London-based The Urban Retreat Group, which operates a flagship spa on the top floor of the iconic department store Harrods.

Hammer has worked at The Urban Retreat Group for ten years, most recently as creative and brand director, and succeeds her father, George Hammer, who founded the business and will remain as chair. He will continue to be engaged in all aspects of the business, the company said.

“Reena has worked alongside me in the business for over 10 years,” said George Hammer. “...She has gained the support and respect of our staff, client base and suppliers, and has proved to be an invaluable asset to our business. I am both delighted and proud to be able to announce her as the managing director of our company.”

Reena Hammer has spearheaded and managed some significant changes and growth for the company over the last few years, including a multimillion pound refurbishment and the introduction of The Moroccan Hammam and The Make-Up Salon.

Family-run The Urban Retreat Group has been in business for 25 years, and will celebrate 16 years in Harrod’s in 2016. The company also runs U.R. Beautiful in Kingston and the luxury online beauty shop The Urban Retreat Beautique, as well as the mobile beauty therapy service At Home – The Urban Retreat.

“I would like to thank my father for building an amazing business that I, alongside our fantastic team, can grow into the future,” said Reena Hammer. “I am honoured and very proud to lead and represent The Urban Retreat Group.”
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