Small Luxury Hotels of the World executive board appointment


General Manager of luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair Henrik Muehle has been elected as a member of the newly formed Executive Board of Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) Limited. This follows the luxury independently-owned hotel company’s recent announcement of a £12 million investment and restructure.

Mr Muehle joins the select Executive Board with SLH Chairman Filip Boyen; Shaun Leleu from SLH; owner of Les Sources de Caudalie Jérôme Tourbier and Wentworth Mansion proprietor Richard Widman.

With over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, beginning his career in his native Germany and in France, Henrik was originally introduced to SLH in his position at Tylney Hall in Hampshire. In 2002 he took his first General Manager role at The Capital Hotel in London, introducing the property to SLH whilstthe restaurant, Chavot, earned two Michelin stars. In 2009, he moved to St. James’s Hotel and Club as Managing Director, once again signing with SLH and opening a new restaurant, Seven Park Place that
earned a Michelin star within a year of opening under chef William Drabble.

After five successful years, Henrik joined Flemings Mayfair as General Manager where he oversees every aspect of the management of the hotel. This includes the current £14 million refurbishment of the 129 new-look guest rooms, suites and apartments as well as the much anticipated opening of the 110-cover hotel restaurant Ormer Mayfair with Michelin-starred Shaun Rankin as Executive chef. Ormer Mayfair and the 40-cover destination bar Manetta’s are set to open 20th September 2016.

Henrik has been a member of the SLH board for over three years and was re-appointed to the International Board of Directors for the SLH in 2015 for another three-year term.

Filip Boyen, Chairman for SLH Limited, says: “Henrik has been an active supporter of Small Luxury Hotels of the World for many years. He is an invaluable addition thanks to his thorough understanding of the SLH brand and continuous cooperation. We are very excited to have him join us on the new Executive Board as we continue to make great progress with our ambitious five-year plan which has already included the signing of 26 new hotels to the collection this year.”
Founded in 1851, the 129-room luxury property is one of only a handful of family-owned hotels in London, as well as one of the oldest. The hotel is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, an exclusive collection of some of the world’s finest small independent hotels.

SLH matches independently minded guests with independently spirited hotels. The diverse collection of over 520 hotels in more than 80 countries around the world includes everything from cutting edge design hotels and city centre sanctuaries to historic country mansions and remote private islands – all SLH hotels are consistently different, however, they all are united by the fact that they offer the best locations, highest quality, personalised service and a truly authentic way to discover a destination.