Stuart Leach
Pagefield Global Counsel
Dominic Lester

Grace Leo

London, UK


Grace Leo Consultancy

Grace Leo


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 G.L.A 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.

Grace Leo’s Background

2012 - Present
London, UK
Grace Leo will create, convert, and develop hotels and resorts worldwide alongside investors and owners, giving each one distinctive design, character, charm and a clear marketing positioning.
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A Touch of Grace
Founder & CEO
Jan 2015 - Present
Paris, FR
A Touch of Grace is an aspirational lifestyle web business that enables anyone to experience the riches of a European lifestyle at home, by surrounding themselves with 'savoir-faire' techniques and products that Grace Leo personally endorses and enjoys herself.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

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Leading Hotels of the World (Switzerland)
Executive Committee Board Member
2006 - 2016
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American Hospital (Paris)
Member of Board of Governors
2009 - 2012
Paris, FR

Grace Leo’s Education

BS, Hospitality Administration/ Management
1974 - 1977
1972 - 1974