Small Luxury Hotels of the World appoints new CEO


Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has announced the appointment of Filip Boyen as its new chief executive officer.

Boyen, who was appointed as managing director of Hill, Goodridge & Associates, SLH’s management company, in July of this year will now also take over the leadership for the management of the SLH brand, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Boyen, who originates from Belgium, has a long history within the hotel sector, most recently as chief operating officer & senior vice president at Belmond, a position he held for over six years.

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Over his 30 years in the industry, he has progressed through the ranks from his first role as commis and chef de partie in Belgium, working his way up through hotel management positions in places from Moscow to Tahiti, where he first joined Orient-Express Hotels, which is now Belmond.

Anchalika Kijkanakorn, chairperson of the SLH board comments: “Filip’s depth of experience, not only of managing a large number of hotels over four continents but also of every aspect of the luxury hotel industry, means that he is well placed to guide SLH through the opportunities and challenges in this ever more competitive landscape. We look forward to the continued success and evolution of the SLH brand under his stewardship as we look to the next 25 years and beyond.”

Filip Boyen comments: “I am very much looking forward to leading this team as we look to establish an even stronger presence on the international luxury hospitality scene while, at the same time, creating more value for our members and their guests.”

SLH is a luxury brand with over 520 hotels in more than 80 countries around the world. Boyen will be based at the company’s headquarters in London.