Celebrating Britain's 101 Most Influential Asians 2024

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Tony Matharu


PASSIONATE about both London and the hospitality industry, Tony Matharu is one of a kind. Along with his brothers Raj and Harpal, the trio established Grange Hotels in 1980 and went on to build a formidable portfolio of hotel assets that were estimated to be worth more than a billion just a few years ago. However the three split, with Tony going his own way and creating Blue Orchid Hospitality as a new vehicle for his hotel ambitions. Tony has gone onto make Blue Orchid one of the most dynamic hospitality groups of its time. At present, it is an enterprise with a collection of upmarket hotels, apartments, suites, residences in prime London locations. Matharu is also the founder of Integrity International Group and oversees subsidiary companies such as Global Hospitality Services and Integrity International Trust.

He is also influential in the wider business, arts and charity sector through his position on various industry bodies and charities including Oracle Head and Neck Cancer Research Trust. Most recently in February this year, it was announced that Matharu’s Integrity International Group had acquired two office buildings and had a plan to convert them both into hotels. Atlas House, a grade II-listed building and The Crescent in Tower Hill, London will now become the latest addition to Matharu’s stable of accommodation properties. The Crescent is adjacent to Tower Suites, which is already run by Blue Orchid. Matharu said about the acquisition: “Atlas House and the Crescent portfolio demonstrates our continued commitment to investing in and revitalising London property, particularly those buildings at the end of their previous lives, ensuring that London remains the best place to live, work, visit, and invest,” Matharu said. Atlas House previously belonged to Atlas Assurance Company, which has a 130-year history, while The Crescent was also home to

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