About us

Discover more about our hospitality and investment expertise.

Why choose us

Whether it's analysis or support, we have the tools you need to optimise your business. With a results-focused approach combined with data and years of experience, we are a team of senior independent hotel experts. Most of us worked for the global brands and held leadership positions across the world.

That is all we really focus on. We understand the means to get there, the way to deliver strategies effectively and ultimately achieve an investor's goals.

We can find the right brand for your hotel, negotiate contracts, run feasibility studies, create business plans and through our managed team, deliver them.

Meet The Board

Each with a passion for hospitality and drive for commercial success, we carefully hand-pick our team to ensure that each member is an expert in their field – and they really do know the industry inside out.

Our History

Founded by well-known hotel-industry experts, Sir David Michels and Hugh Taylor OBE, the Michels & Taylor brand was born in 2010. Today, the business continues to utilise a team of experts in finance, revenue and property, assisting with operational expectations and day-to-day activity. We're proud to be one of the largest hotel management companies in Europe, working with both independent and international brands.

Sir David Michels has more than 40 years of experience and boasts a strong hospitality and investment background, including respected positions at Hilton and Stakis hotels. He was knighted in 2006 for his services to the hotel and catering industry.

Likewise, Hugh Taylor has over 30 years of experience and comes from a marketing and hospitality background that includes Hilton, Radisson and Ramada. In 2008, he was awarded an OBE for his services to tourism and hospitality.