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