An award-winning and internationally recognized hotelier, Grace specialises in the development of luxury hotels and resorts for institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals. Over a 30-year career in hospitality, Grace has been a hotel owner, operator, and consultant. Her projects have ranged from 20 to 150 bedrooms around the world. She has been instrumental in repositioning over 20+ hotel properties and creating brands, transforming them from ordinary to upscale lifestyle hotels.
Grace has put her extraordinary experience and savoir-faire to develop the Relais Retreats group that was founded in 2021 by Tim Hartnoll and herself. She will use her unique blend of artistic flair and curating skills to assemble a collection of English waterside hotels that will differentiate from others.
Grace Leo has the ability to invent, convert, and develop hotels and resorts alongside investors and owners - to give each one a distinctive design, personality, charm, and a clear marketing positioning.
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Launching a new business at the start of a pandemic would be daunting for any entrepreneur, but Grace Leo, the visionary known for developing, repositioning, and managing bijou properties across the globe, was up for the challenge