Last week’s annual International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin, saw many high-profile brands from the sector announce key developments to a global investor community of over 500. Amongst these were Kinsfolk & Co, a new hospitality management company, born in London, but created with an international perspective.
The dynamic organisation, which is led by some of the best talent from across the industry, was founded with a mission to deliver enhanced performance, with triple bottom-line priorities at its heart. The mindset is long-term, ensuring the organisation delivers thoughtful excellence and remains a conscientious, ethical business for years to come.
The privately owned hospitality management company is led by Paul Brackley, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, who was previously Managing Director of The Beaumont Hotel, Mayfair (Corbin & King) and General Manager of the Shangri-La at The Shard London. Paul has joined together a founding super-team of hospitality professionals, including People & Culture Director, Ninoska Leppard who spent 19 years with Corbin & King and The Beaumont Hotel and eight years at Caprice Holdings; Commercial Director, Rachel Fearon, who spent 22 years at Firmdale Hotels and prior to this worked at One Aldwych, London. Heymo Nyoni, Chief Financial Officer, who most recently worked for Standard International, and Stas Anastasiades, Restaurants & Innovations Director, who is a well-known and respected hospitality figure having worked for Milsom Hotels and Restaurants for 20 years.
The Kinsfolk & Co. team has come together with a shared vision to create a new company that delivers enhanced profitability through thoughtful excellence.
Paul Brackley states: “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.”
Kinsfolk & Co. has plans to build a managed portfolio of hospitality businesses. With a pipeline already in place, the company will launch three luxury boutique hotels, two in central London and one in Europe. The first London property will open in Fitzrovia in 2024, and the second in Westminster in 2026. With new standalone neighbourhood restaurants and luxury serviced apartment concepts also in development, Kinsfolk & Co. will work to seamlessly weave each asset into the fabric of the local community.
Rachel Fearon says: “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.”