Founder and chairman
Tony has founded many successful start-up organizations and businesses and combines his passion for hospitality with philanthropy, sport and community engagement. He is the founder and Chairman of Integrity International Group.
A former winner of “Best Small Hotel Company” (Business Travel Awards) and former "Hotelier of the Year", Tony has recently founded London’s latest independent hotel chain: Blue Orchid Hotels under his Integrity International Group.
Tony received a Special Recognition Award for his ‘Contribution to London’s Success’ and a ‘Technology and Innovation Award’. A recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters and a Fellow of ESCP Europe Business School, Tony is a regular adviser and commentator on entrepreneurship, hospitality and philanthropy. He is a Board Member of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chairman of the Asian Business Association, Director of a London Business Improvement District (Central District Alliance) and a Freeman of The Company of Entrepreneurs. Tony is Patron and Vice President of Oracle Cancer Trust and London City Chairman of the Lord’s Taverners – giving young people a sporting chance.
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Tony founded the Here to Help London initiative, providing vital support to the most vulnerable members of London’s community and London’s key workers. As the pandemic continued, Tony founded the Central London Alliance (CIC) to support a sustainable, economic recovery of London’s business, hospitality, cultural, tourism, and retail sectors.
Tony is a keen supporter of the Arts, Sport & Culture, assisting many London and global initiatives, including being Patron of an award-winning film festival, and is Vice President of the Global Sustainability Film Awards.
Tony graduated in Law and Economics and holds a number of Board and other positions in the arts, charitable sector and sport, and he continues to play cricket and hockey at representative and international levels.
““The event has been great – everything that we do with IHM is great. The panels have been amazing, you’ve got the feedback from the workshops and you walk out of these conferences feeling really engaged and open to more conversations. The tours were great and we had lots of discussions. Going out to see the products is quite different and seeing how everyone is expressing their brands.”Suzanne Luscombe, business development director, Opago
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