David Taylor
Chief Operating Officer

Currently chief operating officer of the Principal collection of iconic city centre properties, David Taylor has been at the forefront of some of the UK’s most forward-thinking and trend-setting lifestyle hotels.

Having been a member of the opening management team at Sir Terence Conran’s Great Eastern hotel (now the Andaz Liverpool Street), Taylor joined the ground-breaking Hoxton hotel in London in 2006 as the opening general manager, before going on to launch the London Edition for Marriott International in 2012.

Three years later he moved to Starwood Capital Group to oversaw the creation of the Principal, which eventually expects to have around 13 hotels within its portfolio, including the soon-to-open 330-bedroom Principal London. Taylor was awarded a Master Innholders Scholarship in 2009.