A new CEO for Nadler Hotels has been announced.
The group, which was founded in 2006 with its first hotel Base2Stay in Kensington, has appointed David Orr to drive the company forward through its next stage of growth.
Orr takes over from Robert Nadler, co-founder of the now four-strong portfolio, who departed the business in January of this year.
Yvonne Jackson, operations director at Nadler Hotels for the last six years, then took over as interim CEO.
Orr was co-founder and CEO of Mint Hotels, growing the business from its start up in 1999 to an all new-build 2,700 room business by the time it was sold to Blackstone in 2011.
Following the sale of the company, Orr focused on individual projects through Urbanist Hotels working with investors on hotel development projects in London and Europe, supporting asset management teams.
Speaking on his new role, Orr said that he was ‘very pleased’ to be taking on the business to bring forward the next phase of growth and evolution.
He says: “I am delighted to be returning to a leadership role in a family supported business; an operating and developing company with ambition and significant potential. I am looking forward to working with the team and shareholders to grow the business.”
Nadler Hotels now comprises three award-winning hotels in London and one in Liverpool which opened in 2010.
A fourth London property will launch in Covent Garden in early 2019, while a new 10-storey, 110-bedroom Nadler in Manchester is also due to open in late 2019 following the redevelopment of the former Granada Studios in the city.
Robert Peto, chairman of Nadler Hotels Limited, says: “After 10 years in creating the successful platform, the Board felt the timing was right to inject new ideas and fresh stimulus to accelerate our growth.
“David’s appointment heralds the beginning of a new and exciting phase for the Group. I believe that David brings a track record that is a great fit for the business. David was co-founder and CEO of a private family company that grew from scratch into a hotel business that was sold for over £600m in 2011.”
Formerly Base2stay, the company was founded in 2006 by principal owners, Mactaggart Family & Partners and former CEO, Robert Nadler, with its first hotel, Base2Stay Kensington, opening the same year.
The Liverpool hotel opened in 2010 and in 2013 the company was rebranded as Nadler Hotels to coincide with the opening of its third hotel, The Nadler Soho.