Joanne Taylor- Stagg
General Manager, The Athenaeum Hotel and Residences
Joanne Taylor-Stagg is a seasoned hospitality professional with over 25 years’ experience, holding many senior roles in that time. She uses creativity and leadership to facilitate the growth of her team and the establishments, delivering record-breaking revenue, exceeding guest and team satisfaction whilst managing positive owner relationships. Joanne has overseen multi-million-pound refurbishments, worked on acquisitions and refinancing deals. Progressing and nurturing young talent is a passion of Joanne’s. She played a pivotal role in setting up the inaugural IHG Academy helping the young and long-term unemployed return to work. She recently worked with Dr Hilary Cooke to create Master Innholders Developing Additional Skills (MIDAS) in response to the exodus of young talent from the industry due to Covid. Joanne is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, a Master Innholder, and St Julian’s Scholar. Joanne is currently the General Manager of the five-star Athenaeum Hotel & Residences in Mayfair, London.