Rami Fustok is a Londoner born in Beirut. A businessman and an entrepreneur, Rami is the owner of The Mandrake, an independent boutique hotel in London, combining eclectic, vibrant interiors, extraordinary art, intriguing soundscapes and specially designed scents.
Driven by the desire to create a ‘surreal, mystical world of wonder’ The Mandrake’s striking design cannot be ignored. It breaks boundaries for traditional hotels in the capital, using bold, brash colours to create a super-luxe hideaway in Fitzrovia. Fustok is the son of sculptor Bushra Fakhoury, and The Mandrake is very much a family venture. His sister Tala created the design and feel of the hotel, which features art pieces from both their brother Malec and Fakhoury.
The family reportedly spent £45m on transforming the old office block home to the Royal Institute of British Architects on Newman Street into the 34-bedroom hotel and restaurant, which opened in September 2017.
The hotel launched with Serge et Le Phoque restaurant, sister to the Michelin-starred eatery in Hong Kong, but replaced it with a new European-South American concept called Yopo in 2019.