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Top 100: Tim and Kit Kemp, Firmdale Hotels

19 April 2018 by
Top 100: Tim and Kit Kemp, Firmdale Hotels

Overall ranking: 35 (17 in 2012)

Hotelier ranking: 5 (5 in 2012)

Snapshot

Husband and wife team Tim and Kit Kemp are the co-founders of Firmdale Hotels, a collection of individual boutique hotels they founded in 1985. Over the intervening years they have bought and sold a number of properties to create a group that currently has eight hotels in London (Ham Yard, Haymarket, the Soho, Charlotte Street, Covent Garden, Dorset Square, Knightsbridge and Number Sixteen) and two in New York (Crosby Street and the Whitby). Together, they are a formidable couple. Tim is chairman and managing director, overseeing the development of all new properties, while Kit is design director. A plethora of awards have been bestowed on the Kemps, including MBEs for services to hospitality and charity in 2012.

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