Tony Matharu, Founder and Managing Director
Tony Matharu is the Founder and Managing Director of Grange Hotels, London’s leading independent hotel group. His responsibilities include designing, building and managing 18 luxury 4 star and 5 star central London hotels. Tony has founded many successful start-up organisations and companies, including specialist sports brand, Ayrtek®, now co-branded with Adidas. He founded a global hospitality consultancy which has created a number of innovative and award-winning technology solutions, together with two spa and guest amenity brands, Ajala Spa and Redwood & Feller. Tony has two more landmark hotels properties under construction and has more new hospitality-focused products and services in the pipeline. He was awarded ‘Hotelier of the Year’ in 2013 and in 2014, received a ‘Special Recognition Award’ for his contribution to London’s success and also a Technology and Innovation Award. Tony combines his passion for hospitality with philanthropy, sport and community engagement, acting as Founder and Chairman of IODR UK (a children’s emergency relief and development charity); London Chairman of the Lord’s Taverner’s; Vice President of the Oracle Head & Neck Cancer Research Trust; Deputy Chairman of the Corporation of London’s City Together; Chairman of the City of London’s vibrant and culturally rich City Group; and Director of the London Business Improvement District ‘inmidtown’. Tony also holds a number of Board and other positions in the arts, charitable sector and sport – particularly cricket and hockey – and he continues to play at representative and international levels.