Hugh Taylor OBE


Hugh has been in the hotel business for over 20 years, joining in 1989 with a Masters degree in Marketing from Penn State University. He has run four hotel marketing departments including Marketing Director of Radisson Edwardian & Ramada Jarvis, and Vice President of Marketing for Hilton UK & Ireland. He then became a Regional Vice President for Hilton with overall responsibility for 30 hotels before moving over to the owning side of the industry as CEO of a privately held, over 100 strong UK hotel business.  He has held a number of industry roles including Chairman of The Hotel Marketing Association, Chairman of Visit England and a Director of Visit Britain. He was also Chairman of the Hilton in the Community Foundation, one of the largest corporate charities in the country. Hugh was awarded an OBE for services to tourism and hospitality in 2008.

Hugh Taylor OBE is now the Chief Executive of Michels & Taylor, one of Europe's leading hotel asset management, consultancy and hotel management companies. Set up by Sir David Michels and Hugh Taylor, Michels & Taylor currently oversees, manages or advises more than 100 hotels. Their impressive portfolio of clients, drive to create results and integral work ethic have left them with one of the most impressive reputations in the industry.