Young Trailblazers: Laura Sharpe, general manager, Ham Yard


Laura Sharpe has been part of the Firmdale family for almost 14 years. She has successfully risen up the ranks across the pioneering, design-led group of boutique hotels run by Tim and Kit Kemp, to her current role as GM at the brand’s iconic Ham Yard hotel in London.

Her journey with Firmdale started in 2007 when she joined Soho Hotel as duty manager from Tomahawk Hotels where she had been for almost two years.

She quickly moved up from within the portfolio to the position of deputy general manager at Number Sixteen. After that, promotion swiftly followed again, and she spent the next decade gaining experience at properties in the group, from Charlotte Street to Haymarket Hotel.

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In 2014 she joined Ham Yard as hotel manager, the year the property opened. The 91-bedroom hotel with an ‘urban village feel’, the property has become a real hospitality hot spots in the capital. Taking the helm in February 2016, Laura looks after a team of 380 staff members and her dedication to excellence, staff service and savvy business sense means Ham Yard hasn’t slipped from its perch as one of London’s best boutiques.

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