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Top 100: David Taylor, Principal

19 April 2018 by
Top 100: David Taylor, Principal

Overall ranking: 26 (new entry)

Hotelier ranking: 4 (new entry)

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Originally from the West Midlands, Taylor entered the hospitality industry as a trainee in 1995 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Birmingham. After working his way up the ladder via Jarvis Hotels, Forte Hotels, the Great Eastern hotel (when it was operated by Conran Restaurants) and Sofitel St James, Taylor hit his stride on being appointed the opening general manager at the original Hoxton hotel in Shoreditch. He remained there for five and a half years before taking on the same role at the London Edition which, at its launch in 2013, was only the second property in the lifestyle brand from global hotel giant Marriott. Working with the ground-breaking talents of Sinclair Beecham at the Hoxton and Ian Schrager at the Edition has been a hugely influential backdrop to Taylor's current role at Principal.

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