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London’s 101 Fastest Growing Hotel Startups

At Best Startup London we track over 100,000 London based startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and organisations we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.

We’ve ranked the top 101 Hotel companies in London. The companies, startups and institutions listed in this article are all exceptional companies, well worth a follow. We have included links to their websites, socials and CrunchBase (if you’re interested in their financials).

We selected the organisations listed in this article based on:

  • Track record
  • Executive leadership
  • Market share
  • Innovation
  • ESG rating

Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as CrunchbaseSemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.

Top Hotel Companies & Startups (London)


gigl

FoundersChristian Ayerst, Dan Hudson
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The Video / Mobile 1st Job platform that is changing the way people find work across Hospitatly, Retails & Enterntainment. Replacing generic Job descrptions and the need for a CV with super vast video content. Companies such as Hard Rock use GiGL to find staff in under 24 hours


Generator Hostel

FoundersKingsley Duffy, Louise Duffy
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Generator Hostel provides owns and operates hostels that provide accommodations (shared to private) for travelers.


Rocco Forte Hotels

FoundersRocco Forte
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Rocco Forte Hotels is a luxurious high end hotel chain.


YO! Sushi

FoundersSimon Woodroffe
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YO! Sushi operates a chain of sushi restaurants in the United Kingdom,


indie

FoundersJanice Sousa, Serkan Yuksel
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Indie is a travel company that provides software to connect guides and customers locally and worldwide.


Wizme

FoundersNour Mouakke
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Wizme makes meetings and events management magical through superior ease of use and smart technologies.


HotelFlex

FoundersMax Shepherd-Cross, Pete Turnbull, Rich Turnbull
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An award winning, VC backed hospitality tech startup, transforming the way hotels manage and sell their inventory


The Booking Factory

FoundersEvan Davies, Tikky Davies
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Hotel Management System for Independent Hotels


Chic Retreats

FoundersLulu Townsend
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A luxury travel marketplace using the latest in digital technology to connect our collection of independent hotels to affluent travellers


Nightly.travel

FoundersDavid Ferreira, Jonathan Hannah, Santiago Navarro
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Nightly.travel is a new way to book hotels – giving travellers the option to switch hotels once during their trip to get the best value.


BidToTrip

FoundersAugusto Grandi, Chiara Fusaroli, Sara Brunelli
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BidToTrip is an auction site for luxury hotels and other travel items.


Camino

FoundersNigel Foster
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Whether you’re looking to throw an office party, or just an intimate dinner get-together, we have the perfect space for your event.


Chop’d

FoundersEddie Holmes
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Chop’d is operates stores that serve salads, soups, and stews in London


Signet Hotel Group

FoundersHector Ross
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Signet Hotel Group is a national hospitality specialist.


Gomingo

FoundersNerijus Mikolaitis
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Gomingo operates as an online hotel and travel agency.


Knowcross

FoundersNikhil Nath
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Knowcross is a global leader in providing software and technology intelligence for the hospitality operations industry.


ATPI Limited

FoundersUnknown
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ATPI Limited is one of the world’s and long established global travel management and events businesses.


Green Rooms

FoundersUnknown
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Green Rooms is the first arts-led social enterprise hotel in the UK, offering afforable accomodation to artists visiting London.


Le Méridien Hotels

FoundersUnknown
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Le Méridien is an upscale, design-focused international hotel brand with a European perspective.


Unified Technologies

FoundersJoban Thomas, Matthew Larby
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Advanced indoor-location services, sensor-based analytics and workforce management solutions for buildings.


Crystal Travel

Foundersjaipal singh
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Crystal Travel is the leading pan-European flagship travel company of Moresand Group of Companies.


Fether

FoundersAde Omisore, Adesore Omisore
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Mobile Travel App


SunHotels

FoundersUnknown
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SunHotels operates hotels and apartments.


dealchecker.co.uk

FoundersAndrew Bredon
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Compare cheap Holidays, Car Hire, Flights and Hotels at the best travel comparison website, dealchecker. Find the cheapest 2014.


Crashpadder

FoundersDan Hill, Stephen Rapoport
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Crashpadder is a website that helps people find rooms and hotels to rent.


Pinktada

FoundersUnknown
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Pinktada is a marketplace that changes how hotels and customers interact.


The Dorchester Collection

FoundersUnknown
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The Dorchester Collection provides one of the world’s largest selections of luxury hotels.


Travco

FoundersUnknown
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Travco is a leading global hotel wholesaler company located in London.


Hawksmoor

FoundersUnknown
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Hawksmoor operates steak clubs and cocktail bars in London.


Qbic

FoundersUnknown
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Qbic brings affordable hotel experience to London.


Teletext Holidays

FoundersWayne Perks
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Travel Operator with 40+ years experience in the market


Digital Hotelier

FoundersUnknown
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Digital Hotelier offers the best hotel booking engine with full customization, speedy setup & cost-effective process.


D&DLondon

FoundersDavid Loewi, Des Gunewardena
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D&D London is a group of luxury restaurants, bars, and hotels.


Imperial London Hotels

FoundersUnknown
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Imperial London Hotels is a chain of hotels that provides room accommodations and hospitality services.


Wyndham Exchange and Rentals (UK) Holdings

FoundersUnknown
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Wyndham Exchange and Rentals (UK) Holdings provides owns and operates leisure facilities such as beach holidays, country cottages.


Staffpad

FoundersAshton Clapp, Joshua McDonald, Nicholas Boswell
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B2B Saas Property Management and HR Solutions for Hotels


TablePort

FoundersDaniel Abitbul
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TablePort provides services for restaurants and hotels for contactless ordering and payment.


HotelMap

FoundersUnknown
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HotelMap helps corporate organizers with hotel booking services to attend events, conferences and trade shows.


Hotel Treats

FoundersBogdan Dziewierz, Kasia Pankowska, Liza Iakovleva
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SaaS ecommerce platform & marketplace for luxury hotels to sell gift vouchers and experiences online.


Small Luxury Hotels of World

FoundersUnknown
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Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a community of independently minded travellers and independently spirited hotels in the world.


Airlinen

FoundersNicholas Bozorg
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Airlinen – Short Let & Vacation Rental Property Replenishment & Turnaround – Linen Hire, Cleaning, Consumables, H&S, Electricals….


Strada

FoundersUnknown
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Strada is operates Italian style restaurants in the United Kingdom.


Reputize

FoundersIvo Dimitrov
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Reputize is a leading end-to-end Online Hotel Reputation Management platform.


Malmaison and Hotel du Vin

FoundersUnknown
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Malmaison and Hotel du Vin operate nearly 30 Hotel sites in the UK.


Storm Telecommunications

FoundersUnknown
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Provides high quality, low cost telecommunications services to corporate firms.


Henry J Bean’s Group

FoundersUnknown
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Henry J Bean’s Group is owns and operates restaurants and bars.


Arena Racing Company

FoundersUnknown
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Arena Racing Company is a large racecourse operator in the UK with its racecourses hosting racing on over 300 days a year.


Membership Collective Group

FoundersUnknown
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MCG is a global membership platform of physical and digital spaces that connects a vibrant, diverse and global group of members.


Young & Co.’s Brewery

FoundersUnknown
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Young & Co.’s Brewery is engaged in managing pubs.


Native

FoundersUnknown
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Native specializes in service apartments, corporate housing, graduate and large program housing, holiday lets, and property management.


Royal Lancaster London

FoundersUnknown
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Royal Lancaster London is a hotel that offers hospitality services.


Staylists

FoundersAdrian Melrose, Chris Waters
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Staylists builds curated hotel booking experiences for events, venues, national brands and destinations.


Darwin & Wallace

FoundersUnknown
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Darwin & Wallace is a collection of award-winning independent neighbourhood bars and restaurants.


Nestor Group

FoundersFran Milsom, Mark Hudson
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Leaders in experience-based travel with the Airbnb seal of approval


Corinthia

FoundersUnknown
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Corinthia owns and operates a chain of hotels.


ETIC Hotels

FoundersMina Habchi, Olivier Khatib
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ETIC Hotels is a Booking Platform for over 60,000 Ethical, Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Hotels around the world.


MBI International & Partners UK Ltd

FoundersMohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber
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MBI International Holdings is a worldwide investment institution operating in the hospitality, real estate, finance and food industries.


Global Hospitality Services

FoundersUnknown
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Global Hospitality Services is a hotel sales and marketing representation company.


MBI International & Partners UK Ltd

FoundersMohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber
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MBI International Holdings is a worldwide investment institution operating in the hospitality, real estate, finance and food industries.


Firmdale Hotels

FoundersKit Kemp, Tim Kemp
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Firmdale Hotels is a collection of modern classic hotels designed by Kit Kemp.


Safestay

FoundersUnknown
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Safestay Plc is an accommodation based firm that aims at setting a new standard in stylish, affordable & comfortable hostel accommodation.


Guoman Hotels

FoundersUnknown
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Guoman Hotels offer hotels in a variety of styles including opulence and grandeur, contemporary flair, and sleek modern atmosphere.


Maybourne Hotel Group

FoundersUnknown
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Maybourne Hotel Group is an Irish and Qatar owned British luxury hotel operator.


Hotels4u.com

FoundersUnknown
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Hotels4u is a hotel booking website that provides accommodation to the British travel industry.


Karma Group

FoundersUnknown
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Karma Group is a travel and lifestyle brand.


Sports Bar & Grill

FoundersUnknown
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Sports Bar & Grill focuses on a sports-oriented, drink-led offering which is highly complementary.


Simpson Travel

FoundersUnknown
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Simpson Travel is a tour operator specializing in luxury vacations across Europe and the Mediterranean.


Thistle Hotels

FoundersUnknown
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Thistle Hotels are part of the GLH Hotels Management with 8 hotels in London and 1 located in Poole.


Lowy Group

FoundersUnknown
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Lowy Group offers quality accommodations and services to business and leisure travellers.


Expedia For Properties

FoundersUnknown
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Expedia For Properties is an online travel agency that provides hotel reservations, airline tickets, and vacation packages.


Bamboo Revenue

FoundersUnknown
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Bamboo Revenue specializes in revenue assessment, revenue management support, CRM development, training, analytics and reporting.


Consolidador

FoundersUnknown
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Consolidador is a global airfare marketplace that consolidates airfares from 70+ point of sale countries & more than 300,000 hotels.


DPP Restaurants Ltd

FoundersUnknown
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DPP Restaurants Limited owns and operates restaurants.


Little Emperors

FoundersUnknown
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Little Emperors is a travel and tourism industry.


Vine Acquisitions

FoundersUnknown
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Vine Acquisitions Limited owns pubs.


Hotel Insider PLC

FoundersThomas Steen
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Hotel Insider is an independent global online hotel booking platform with a leading reward program.


Upgrade Digital

FoundersDamien Allison, Vaughan Denny
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Upgrade Digital delivers software that integrates with your booking engine, your property management system, and your channel manager.


The Royal Hotel Bath

FoundersUnknown
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The Royal Hotel Bath is a hotel operator that provides room, restaurant and banquet services to suit all needs of travelers.


St Ermins Hotel

FoundersUnknown
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St Ermins Hotel offers hospitality services such as executive suites, meetings, events and weddings spaces along with food and beverages.


The Beaumont

FoundersUnknown
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The Beaumont is an independent, five star hotel that provides hospitality and accommodation services to customers.


The Goring

FoundersUnknown
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The Goring is a historic luxury hotel famed for its independent style, modern British cuisine, heritage and flawless five-star services.


We Are Bar Group

FoundersUnknown
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We Are Bar Group owns and operates a chain of bars and restaurant.


Strand Palace Hotel

FoundersUnknown
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Strand Palace Hotel is a landmark hotel.


HIP Hotels

FoundersUnknown
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Marketing Company


Interr

FoundersUnknown
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Interr is a security guard services providing firm along with other services.


London and Regional Group Hotel

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London and Regional Group Hotel is a hospitality firm that owns and manages luxury hotels.


FEONIC

FoundersUnknown
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Feonic is a company that develops industry speaker, audio products technology for experiential retail, marketing campaigns.


Direct Seafoods

FoundersUnknown
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Direct Seafoods is the privately owned distributor of fresh fish to quality restaurants, hotels, pubs and institutional caterers.


Feng Sushi

FoundersUnknown
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Feng Sushi is an upmarket sushi delivery and restaurant chain with 8 locations across London.


room2 hometels

FoundersUnknown
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room2 hometels is a provider of hospitality services.


Shepherd Cox Hotels

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Shepherd Cox Hotels is a hotel group in the U.K.


Classic Fine Foods UK

FoundersUnknown
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Classic Fine Foods UK is a purveyor and distributor of fine food products for restaurants and hotels in the UK.


The Stafford London

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The Stafford London is a hospitality, events & hotel service firm.


Space Apart Hotel – Serviced Apartments in London

FoundersUnknown
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Space Apart Hotel also apartment hotel and serviced apartment complex that uses a hotel style booking system.


SN Travel Holidays

FoundersUnknown
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Long haul travel agent based in London. SN Travel has 45 years experience in Caribbean travel contact us for a great deal!


JJW Hotels & Resorts Ltd

FoundersUnknown
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JJW Hotels & Resorts is a chain of luxury hotels, resorts, golf courses and cruise ships across the world.


The East London Hotel

FoundersUnknown
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The East London is a Hotel & accomodation booking platform through online modes of platform.


Perseus

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Perseus is an independent lifestyle hotel owner and operator.


Peel Hotels Plc

FoundersUnknown
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Peel Hotels Plc operation of hotels in the United Kingdom.


Mews

FoundersMatthijs Welle, Richard Valtr
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Mews is an innovative hospitality management cloud platform that empowers the modern hotelier to provide remarkable guest experiences.


London Bridge Hotel

FoundersUnknown
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London Bridge Hotel offers a broad range of hospitality, lodging, restaurant, lounge and event management facilities and services.

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