About Olivia Byrne
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2016 READERS’ CHOICE AWARD for the #1 BEST HOTEL IN LONDON.
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. The daughter of a hotel owner in Paris, Olivia always knew that she wanted to work in hotels and went on to enjoy internships at some of the most fabulous establishments in the world, including Hotel Hermitage Monaco and Joël Robuchon, Monaco, a two-star Michelin restaurant.
After graduating, Olivia took an active part of the re-construction, refurbishment and redesign of the stunning Grade ll listed building 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 the hotel’s Human Resources, Sales and Marketing operations.
Since opening in 2011, Eccleston Square Hotel has won multiple awards for its advanced technology and it has received constant high praise in the national and international trade, lifestyle and travel press. Olivia runs Eccleston Square Hotel with her younger brother James, they are both bilingual in French and English and live in London’s SW1.