Zuleika Fennell joins The Thinking Traveller from Corbin & King, where she was Managing Director of the restaurant group. Here, she operated a collection of high-end, internationally renowned restaurants and hotels, including The Wolseley, The Delaunay and The Beaumont Hotel. Fennell has an established record in running luxury businesses having begun her career in HR and Operations.
Founder and joint CEO Huw Beaugié said “We are delighted to welcome Zuleika into The Thinking Traveller family. She has significant experience not only in operating businesses that deliver exemplary high-end service but also in working closely with founders, and we’re thrilled that her ambitions for the brand are so closely aligned to ours. We very much look forward to working with her and bringing The Thinking Traveller experience to an even wider audience.”
The Thinking Traveller founders Huw & Rossella Beaugié will continue to be heavily involved in the business and will work closely with Zuleika during the transition phase as she becomes immersed into the company.
Huw commented “We believe that bringing in an experienced and devoted CEO is the right step as the company expands and aims to become leaders in sustainability. Zuleika brings with her the experience and expertise we need to help us reach our goals, whilst at the same time enabling Rossella and me to focus on other areas of the company where we can add the greatest value.”
Zuleika Fennell added “I’m extremely excited to be working with Huw, Rossella and The Thinking Traveller team. I’ve long admired the brand and its laser like focus on delivering unique, unforgettable experiences for travellers by carefully handpicking each of their unique properties. As a result, the brand has gained and retained incredibly loyal customers and won multiple awards. I can’t wait to work with the team to build on this deserved success.”