Industry Update
Appointment 5 May 2020

David Taylor

Appointed Chief Operating Officer
At Lore Group in London, United Kingdom

David Taylor

Lore Group today announced that David Taylor has joined the group as Chief Operating Officer (COO). David's role is a new one for the company, as it continues to grow its portfolio of thoughtfully designed hotels and hospitality concepts. With offices in London and New York, Lore Group operates award-winning hotels across the globe, including Pulitzer Amsterdam, Sea Containers London and its most recent addition, Riggs Washington DC (wh ich opened in February 2020).
David joins the group with 25 years of hotel experience, helping to realise the vision of some of the most creative operators in the business. Most recently, he has been working as VP of Operations for Intercontinental Hotels Group, looking after the Principal Hotels portfolio following their sale by Starwood Capital. He has also been at the forefront of some of the most exciting hospitality brands in the last two decades, from opening the original Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch to launching the London EDITION in 2013, where under his leadership the hotel won numerous awards including the Catey Hotel of the Year award. In 2018 he was also awarded the prestigious title of Hotelier of the Year by The Caterer magazine. David is an experienced and celebrated hotelier, who is passionate about the people and committed to training and development of hospitality professionals. For the last two years he has served as a Trustee at The Savoy Educational Trust - an independent trust to advance education, learning and skills in the hospitality industry.
The news of David's appointment comes as Lore Group CEO Billy Skelli-Cohen steps down from the business due to personal reasons.

Lore Group

Lore Group is an international hospitality company operating in the United States and Europe. Lore Group independently designs, transforms, manages, and operates hotels in key cities within its Lore Collection portfolio, as well as oversees properties created and managed by some of the leading brands in the hospitality industry.
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