Parisian-born Olivia Byrne grew up in Switzerland and was educated at Institut Le Rosey before going on to study at L'Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, one of the best hospitality management schools in the world. After graduating, Olivia took an active part of the re-construction, refurbishment and redesign of the stunning Grade ll listed Eccleston Square Hotel and opened the technologically-advanced, luxury boutique hotel in July 2011. Aged just 23, Olivia was one of the UK's youngest ever directors to open and run a London hotel and to this day, she directs all of the hotel's HR, sales and marketing operations.
Since opening in 2011, Eccleston Square Hotel has won multiple awards for its advanced technology and in 2018 has made into the list of top 10 best boutique hotels in London by Conde Nast Traveler . Olivia has been interviewed by press all around the world and speaks regularly as a voice of industry on panels and as a speaker, at international tourism and travel conferences. This is her third year as a judge for Carlson Wagonlit Travel's Business Travel Journalism Awards.
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