Commencing with Loveday Chelsea Court Place in October 2016, three more residences are now under development. It is leading the way for dementia care, measuring and implementing the latest technologies, learnings and therapy concepts that are then shared with the wider sector. Laurence is also the Chairman of Geller Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private real estate investment platform focused on placing capital in the hospitality and leisure industries, which he founded in 2013.
Laurence is an accomplished businessman and entrepreneur who has led multinational corporations in hospitality. Laurence founded and managed Strategic Hotels & Resorts, a New York Stock Exchange listed owner of 18 luxury hotels, including the Four Seasons in Washington D.C. and the InterContinental in Miami. Previously, he held positions as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hyatt Development Corporation, where he jointly founded Classic Residences, a US nationwide senior living and healthcare company.
Laurence has personally donated more than US$20 million cumulatively to a variety of humanitarian, cultural and civic causes over the years. He is a leading expert in the area of geriatric healthcare, currently serves as Global Business Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society and has become the largest dementia care philanthropist in the UK. He was awarded a CBE by the Queen in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List.
Laurence also serves as the Chancellor of the University of West London. The university has a major nursing school and houses the London Geller School of Hospitality and Tourism. In 2018, Laurence donated £1 million to establish a new Institute for Dementia Care, the U.K.’s first comprehensive dementia care training and accreditation program.
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