In honour of International Women’s Day 2021, meet the female hoteliers taking London’s hospitality industry by storm. Rachel Angell, COO of Domus Stay; and Siraj Singh of the Edwardian Hotels London empire and driving force behind The Londoner; are the powerhouses behind some of the most remarkable projects launching this year and beyond. Below they spotlight their work and news on these milestone projects all set to launch in spring/summer 2021.
Rachell Angell, COO of Domus Stay
Rachel is the brains behind Domus Stay which has the keys to London’s most outstanding homes. Previously with Dorchester Collection, Rachel brings a wealth of experience in customer care and service excellence to her role at Domus Stay. Her dedication to the business of luxury hospitality has spanned a twenty-year career, most recently driving the corporate transformation strategy for the UK’s most highly regarded luxury hotel brand.
As we look towards when we can travel once again, there is likely to be a demand for staycations and a boom in short term rental accommodation bookings and Rachel is an expert at speaking about how to bring a travel outlet to launch during a pandemic.
Charged with bringing Domus Stay from dream to reality, Rachel leads her close-knit team with warmth, building relationships grounded in mutual respect, trust and good humour. In Rachel’s capable hands, Domus Stay sets a compelling new benchmark in the luxury arena.
Domus Stay is excited to welcome its first guests to enable them to fall in love with London again.
Siraj Singh is at the helm of The Londoner – the world’s first super boutique hotel
Siraj has a strong hospitality heritage. Born into the family who own and operate the Edwardian Hotels London empire, she has spent more than two decades in marketing before finding her way to hospitality and working to launch The Londoner hotel. After eight years and £300 million investment, The Londoner will shape the legacy of the West End, offering a luxury urban retreat in the heart of the capital’s film district when it opens this summer.
Designed by world-class Yabu Pushelberg with architecture by Woods Bagot, Siraj and Edwardian Hotels London have created this first-of-its-kind hotel. Spread over 16 storeys, The Londoner features 350 guest rooms, suites and a tower penthouse with panoramic views, two private screening rooms, a mix of six concept eateries – including bars and a tavern, alfresco dining on the ground floor and a contemporary Japanese lounge bar with a rooftop terrace and fire pit – plus an expansive ballroom suited for any occasion, a variety of meeting spaces and The Retreat for wellbeing.