Market Marvels: Georgie Pearman, co-owner, the Lucky Onion

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The Lucky Onion is a family of hotels, inns and restaurants, raised and rooted in The Cotswolds, England, owned and run by husband and wife duo, Sam and Georgie Pearman.

After starting out on the career ladder as a lawyer, after ten years in the field, Georgie soon heard hospitality calling and decided to uproot and follow in the footsteps of her parents who ran a string of hotels in the 1970s. As part of Lucky Onion, she is responsible for overseeing the sales and marketing, HR and finance side at all six of the group’s properties, three of which are stylish, modern chic boutique hotels.

She is also a dab hand at designing and sources items and ideas for the look of each establishment in the fold. Since starting in 2008 the Lucky Onion has struck a chord where many others haven’t, providing places to stay with character and personality and seeping passion for great design and top quality food and drink through the walls. This year, the group is doubling its room stock, with a 24-bedroom extension being added to No 131 in Cheltenham, but it’s the properties’ F&B that really keeps people coming back in through the doors.

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“We are just trying to deliver the best customer experience we can through good service, food and well sourced, interesting drinks,” she adds. The F&B focus stays consistent – it’s seasonal, fresh and utilises the best British suppliers – and occupancy at No 131, No 38 the Park and The Wheatsheaf ended the year at the top end of the spectrum. With more development plans in the pipeline, the Lucky Onion is one to watch.

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Lucky Onion

Properties: 6

Locations: The Cotswolds

Website: theluckyonion.com

Twitter: @TheLuckyOnion

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