#126 – Hospitality Meets Andrew Stembridge – The Luxury Hotel Titan

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I don’t really know where to begin with this weeks guest. I was welcomed to the (rather beautiful) Mayfair Townhouse (https://www.themayfairtownhouse.com/), part of Iconic Luxury Hotels (https://iconicluxuryhotels.com/) by none other than the Executive Director of the company, and all round hotel giant and gent, Andrew Stembridge.

Andrew’s journey is nothing short of epic and we get through so much, including:-

  • The Mayfair Townhouse
  • Expansion
  • Starting out
  • The joy of personality
  • The careers system
  • Finding what makes you tick
  • Sliding Doors
  • Gleneagles
  • Learning from adversity
  • Learning on the job
  • Saying yes
  • Malmaison
  • Moving to the USA
  • Attention to detail
  • The step up to GM
  • Broken Lifts
  • Taking the Helm at Chewton Glen
  • The Pandemic response
  • Vulnerability

And so much more. Despite us spending well over an hour together, I felt like we were only scratching the surface of Andrew’s career so far. There’s something for everyone in this chat and what a joy it was to record in person and learn about one of the finest hoteliers in the UK.