Lore Group appoints new chief operating officer


Acclaimed hotelier David Taylor has joined Lore Group as chief operating officer.

In a new role for the company, Taylor will look to ‘further strengthen operational capacity’ for Lore Group, which operates hotels such as Riggs Washington, Sea Containers London,and Pulitzer Amsterdam.

His appointment sees Lore Group’s CEO Billy Skelli-Cohen step down from the business due to personal reasons.

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Taylor joins the group with 25 years of experience in the hospitality sector, having most recently been working as VP of operations for Intercontinental Hotels Group, looking after the Principal Hotels portfolio following its sale by Starwood Capital.

He has also been at the forefront of some of the most exciting hospitality brands in the last two decades, from opening the original Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch to launching the London EDITION in 2013.

On his appointment, Taylor comments: “I am delighted to be joining the Lore Group team, to help grow the group’s operational capabilities and to continue to promote best practices within the hotel industry. Lore Group has a fantastic portfolio of properties and is poised to continue to deliver forward-thinking concepts in key markets across the UK, Europe and the U.S.

The industry has never faced such a challenge as COVID-19 has presented, and it’s a very difficult time for us all. Focusing on the future and how we can all support each other to rebuild after this crisis is a challenge I’m passionate about – not just with Lore Group, but within our industry as a whole.”

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