#147 – Hospitality Meets Robin Hutson OBE – Building a Hotel Empire

To say I was a little excited to get today’s guest on would be the understatement of 2023. I was so delighted to get some time with total industry legend, and all round top bloke, Robin Hutson OBE – Chairman of Home Grown Hotels. Home Grown hotels look after such well known brands The Pig & Limewood.

The conversation is full from start to finish and he does not disappoint as we get through:-

  • The Pig
  • Distractions
  • Going to college with no real plan
  • Acing college
  • Savoy Management programme
  • The first Management position
  • Building knowledge
  • Bermuda
  • Being offered Chewton Glen
  • Becoming an Entrepreneur (20 years in the making)
  • The changing face of hospitality
  • The Origins of Hotel Du Vin
  • Cobbling cash together
  • The power of a positive review
  • Involvement in Soho House
  • The Birth of the Pig
  • Total immersion

And so much more. Robins career is just incredible (And not done yet) with so many lessons throughout. Not only that, he tells it with the lightest touch and some great stories all the way through. A massive thank you to Robin for being so free with his journey.


The Guest

Twitter – @RobinHutson

Robin Hutson OBE is a British hotelier, listed in 2019 as the UK’s second most powerful hotelier. The winner of numerous industry awards including Hotelier of the Year 2003, two industry Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2016 and 2020. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business from Solent University, is on the Board of Governors for The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and an active supporter of Action Against Hunger.

Robin was appointed OBE in the 2022 New Year Honours for services to the hospitality industry and philanthropy and remains as Chairman of Home Grown Hotels.

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