Simon Maguire has enjoyed a progressive career and had the opportunity to support and influence several successful boutique hotel companies – starting that progression with Firmdale.
Simon went on to help Harbour Hotels strengthen its position in the market, with the launch of Southampton Harbour Hotel.
He joined Luxury Family Hotels as managing director in July 2019, to head up the five-strong portfolio which includes Fowey Hall, New Park Manor in the New Forest and Wooley Grange in Bath.
People are at the heart of Simon’s thinking. Whilst at Harbour hotels he started their academy, encouraging the development of their own talent. Since his arrival at LFH, he has launched an initiative for all 50 leaders in the business, with the LFH Management Programme, in conjunction with Veronica Burke.
With the support of their new owners, Ralph Trustees, Simon has had the ammunition to refocus the company and start to improve the product, with an ambitious programme of refurbishment and redevelopment.
Simon demonstrates a hunger for change; through innovation, attention to detail and a well-motivated team.