Founder & Managing Director, The Relais Retreats
Grace Leo is an award-winning and internationally recognised hotelier specialising in the development of luxury hotels and resorts. Recognised for her unique blend of artistic flair, her curating skills to strike a balance between beautifully designed bedroom products as well as exciting food & beverage and entertainment concepts with strategic and financial oversight.
Grace has a proven track record for repositioning multiple hotel properties and brands, both restructuring businesses and converting losses into profits. Her projects have ranged in value between €18M and €450M spanning Europe, North America, South America, the Caribbean and Asia. Throughout her career, Grace has owned and managed two successful companies, GLA Hotels and Grace Leo Consultancy, held senior executive positions for leading investment and hospitality businesses as well as sitting as a Board Director for Compagnie Lebon and Leading Hotels of the World.
Grace is now based in London and Relais Retreats are the next chapter in a visionary career that has helped define the global hospitality landscape with exceptional hotels and resorts.