Emma Stratton, the owner of luxury eco-hotel The Scarlet in Cornwall is championing change in the hospitality industry and bidding for a staffing shake-up to encourage more people into a career in hospitality.
Stratton, who celebrates the hotel’s 10th anniversary is the cover star for this month’s bumper edition of Boutique Hotelier, and shares her thoughts on how hotels can drive change in terms of employee wellbeing and challenge the concept of luxury.
Also in the October issue of BH, we feature an exclusive 11-page preview for this month’s Independent Hotel Show, giving you a look at the seminars not to miss and the company stands to visit.
Sam and Georgie Pearman, formerly of the Lucky Onion, discuss the growth of their new venture Country Creatures and how business is developing at new acquisition, The Talbot.
A new ownership structure at independent travel guide, Sawday’s has seen staff retention levels rise and managing director Mike Bevan explains how championing the direct relationship between hotelier and guest will always remain at the heart of the business.
Also in the spotlight are Nick and Julia Davies, owners of the Cottage in the Wood, who have recently secured a new funding package to help complete a renovation at the property ahead of schedule.
The UK’s first vegan hotel has opened in Scotland and to great success. The owners talk to BH about expansion.