TEAM

Our Team.

8th Floor was founded by a team of industry experts with over 100 years of combined experience in global, regional and on-property sales, marketing & revenue. 8th Floor is not just another hotel representation company - rather than focusing on one market or one country we cover all market segments with a European and Global reach, offering unique insights.  Along with an unmatched diverse database, 8th Floor delivers tangible ROI in line with hotel expectations

 
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DANI LABI
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Dani has un-paralleled global contacts and is a true extension of your sales team

Recent Experience

  • Running a successful Hotel consultancy business for the past 15 years

  • Ambassador for LE Miami

  • Traveller Made Award Winner

 

 

Key Skills and Experiences

  • Entertainment, Luxury Leisure, FIT, OTA, Media PR/Events, Corporate, Hotel Openings

  • Global Entertainment Contacts London, Europe & USA

  • Regional Sales (Los Angeles based for three years)

 
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BEN COULDRIDGE
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Ben has extensive experience in openings, setting strategies and multi-segment sales

Recent Experience

  • Director of Sales & Marketing Andaz London (Hyatt) 3 yrs – London

  • Director of Sales W Verbier (Starwood) – 2 yrs – Switzerland

  • Global Account Director Starwood Hotels – 5 yrs – London

 

Key Skills and Experiences

  • Hotel Openings, MICE, Corporate, Entertainment, Luxury Leisure, FIT, Airlines & Ski market

  • Global MICE & Corporate Contacts London, Europe & USA

  • Sales & Marketing Strategy & Hotel task force projects to improve sales performance

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VICKI TAYLOR
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Vicki has extensive experience in multi-segment sales & marketing

Recent Experience

  • Hotel Consultant Dani Labi Consulting – 1 year to present

  • Independent Sales & Marketing Specialist – 5 yrs

  • Regional Director of Sales Rosewood Hotels & Resorts – 7 yrs

 

Key Skills and Experiences

  • Vicki brings with her over 15 years of hotel Sales experience working within all market sectors: - Leisure, Corporate, Luxury Travel Consortia and MICE

  • FIT & Luxury Leisure Contacts London, Europe & USA

  • Headed up the European Sales office for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

 

 
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MARIA PEREZ
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Maria has successfully opened 3 iconic 5* hotels in London and has Global Sales for several international hotel groups

Recent Experience

  • Director Sales (Nobu Hotels) 2 yrs – London

  • Head of Sales (The Curtain) 3 yrs – London

  • Regional Director of Sales - Europe (Rocco Forte Head Office) 3 yrs – London

 

Key Skills and Experiences

  • Corporate Sales, hotel openings, MICE, Luxury Leisure, FIT

  • Global and Regional sales experienced for UK and Europe

  • Multisegment contacts in South America, Italy and Spain

 

 
 
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AURELIEN HACAULT 
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Aurelien is based between France and Italy and has extensive  MICE, Corporate and Leisure experience

Recent Experience

  • Director of Sales for the 5 Starwood Hotels in Paris for 5 years

  • Managed the European and US MICE and Leisure sales for Starwood Hotels

 

Key Skills and Experiences

  • MICE sales from Europe and USA

  • Pre-opening and running sales teams 

  • Corporate & Leisure sales from Europe and USA

 

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CAROLINA PICONE 
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Carolina is based between France and Italy and has extensive experience in High-end Leisure, MICE, Corporate and Entertainment

Recent Experience

  • Global Account Director Europe for the Oetker Collection Properties – 4 years

  • Account Director Europe, CIS, LATAM and Entertainment at Raffles hotel Paris – 3 years

  • Account Director UK and LATAM for 5 Starwood hotels in Paris – 5 years

 

Key Skills and Experiences

  • Luxury Leisure, MICE, Corporate, Entertainment, FIT

  • Global Leisure, MICE Contacts in Europe, LATAM and CIS 

  • Hotel openings & set up of Sales and Marketing strategies

 

 
 
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EMILY KEOGH 
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Emily is an expert in integrated PR, Marketing and Digital

Recent Experience

  • Director of PR & Marketing for independent and luxury hotels

  • Social Media, Digital marketing and PR campaigns and strategic development 

 

Key Skills and Experiences

  • Data-led campaigns, utilising both traditional and digital PR to drive real-world, quantifiable results

  • Press event strategy, management and conversion

  • Bespoke social media visuals and videography