Robert doesn’t come from a hotel background. He has worked in a variety of industries, from qualifying as a chartered surveyor smoking fish, policing the Soho streets, founding two research companies, and as CEO of a public company.
He opened his first hotel in Kensington in 2006, inspired by what he wanted as a guest, creating an individual and original concept in designer boutique hotels based around an ethos of sustainability. The Nadler Liverpool opened in 2010, followed in June 2013 by The Nadler Soho. The Nadler Victoria, by Buckingham Palace, opened in December 2015, and a site in Covent Garden for a fifth hotel, has just been acquired, with a sixth in Manchester on the cards.
In keeping with Robert’s ‘vision’, Nadler Hotels edit out the typical hotel restaurant, gym and bar. Instead, the expert concierge team focus on encouraging guests to benefit from their in-depth, local knowledge to experience the neighbourhood’s top dining, leisure, and fitness offerings (many of which offer exclusive discounts for Nadler’s guests), as part of Nadler’s ethos of social sustainability.
“I’ve never enjoyed any business as much as hotels – the opportunity to be creative both in a design and business sense, as well as conceptually, whilst being able to promote sustainability, and particularly social sustainability, is incredibly exciting”.