Paul Brackley, former managing director of Corbin & King's Beaumont hotel in London's Mayfair, has launched a hospitality management company called Kinsfolk & Co.
With a pipeline already in place, the company will launch three luxury boutique hotels, two in central London and one elsewhere in Europe. The first London property will open in Fitzrovia in 2024, and the second in Westminster in 2026, with standalone neighbourhood restaurants and luxury serviced apartment concepts also in development.
The company offers an end-to-end management solution, from advisory, asset management, concept creation and design guidelines through to operations.
The privately owned company, which launched this month, will be led by Brackley as founder and chief executive. The team includes people and culture director Ninoska Leppard, who spent 19 years with Corbin & King and the Beaumont and eight years at Caprice Holdings; and commercial director Rachel Fearon, who spent 22 years at Firmdale Hotels and prior to this worked at One Aldwych in London. Heymo Nyoni has been announced as chief financial officer, who most recently worked for Standard International; while Stas Anastasiades will be restaurants and innovations director, having worked for Milsom Hotels and Restaurants for 20 years.
Brackley said: "We are incredibly fortunate to start a completely fresh company, where we can build a community with a shared vision – be that with our team, our partners or our investors. We believe in the power of hospitality, working together within our wider industry. As a collective force, our company will deliver sustainable returns for all our stakeholders."
Fearon added: "While each new opening will be completely individual and independent, all will have a Kinsfolk & Co. sensibility and golden thread running through. We will craft and create places that inspire new experiences, always putting people and relationships at the centre of what we do. Ultimately working in a balanced way, we will deliver enhanced profits, adding value for all our clients. Welcoming and warm, Kinsfolk & Co will bring something new, but at the same time something familiar."