Kelli Turner, General Counsel, Village Hotels
Kelli has been a solicitor for over 20 years and has worked in-house for 18 years in transport, retail and now in hospitality. Her current role that she has held since 2016 is General Counsel for Village Hotels, a UK hospitality portfolio with 33 Hotels in the UK, owned by private equity partners KSL Capital Partners LLP.
Village Hotels have been on an acquisition trail for the past 5 years, opening a new hotel every year since 2016. As General Counsel for a UK hotel chain Kelli’s role covers the acquisition and development of Village Hotels and more recently the conversion of a hotel in Bracknell. As well as covering the real estate aspect of the business Kelli ensures the correct governance is in place to ensure accountability and transparency in all business processes. Kelli is passionate about making Village a sustainable hospitality business against the ever-developing backdrop of environmental change.