Grace Leo, an award-winning and internationally recognized hotelier, is known for developing greenfield projects and positioning luxury hotels and resorts for institutional investors and high net worth individuals.
She is credited with pioneering the trend for design-led boutique hotels and renowned for her unique blend of artistic flair, luxury design and successful project management in multiple cultures and languages. Her projects have spanned Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean and Asia and include the Hotels Montalembert and Lancaster in Paris, The Royal Riviera in Cap Ferrat, Le Guanahani and Le Toiny in St. Barths and The Cotton House in Mustique.
Founding her own hotel company GLA Hotels in 1988, in addition to owning and operating two hotels in Paris, Grace Leo's ability to build up and troubleshoot businesses in difficulty, as well as work with large teams to strict deadlines has resulted in numerous success stories.
Grace joined Reignwood Investment UK in 2014, to manage the £400 million hotel and residential project, Ten Trinity Square, which opened in January 2017 as the second Four Seasons in the City of London.
She was retained by Swiss family office Ledunfly as CEO of Hospitality from 2016 to 2018.
Grace has also been a member of the Executive Committee of Leading Hotels of the World for nine years and has won a variety of international awards.