Gareth Banner is the Managing Director of The Ned: a new hotel, members club and collection of restaurants in the City of London.
Gareth graduated in 1999 from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management. His first appointment was with Marriott International and he subsequently held a number of project management and senior operations roles.
After eight years with Marriott, Gareth became Hotel Manager at The Cavendish London in 2006. During this time, he was involved in bringing the hotel back into private ownership. Gareth moved to London's original boutique hotel, The Hempel as General Manger in 2008, where he fundamentally restructured and repositioned the five star, 50-bedroom luxury hotel before facilitating a sale of the business at the end of 2012.
In 2013 Gareth was appointed General Manager at the iconic St. Pancras Renaissance. He was charged to provide strategic leadership for positioning the five star, 207 bedroom & 38 suite hotel, following the completion of a £200m restoration of the building in 2011. Within this time the hotel won accolades such as Condé Nast Traveller Hot List, Sunday Times Readers’ Award, Evening Standard’s Top Five Spas, and Time Out Bar Awards.
After joining The Ned team in 2016, Gareth’s vision is for The Ned to change the face of the City of London. Originally designed by English architect, Sir Edwin 'Ned' Lutyens in 1924, the Grade I-listed building is being fully restored and includes nine distinct restaurants, 252 bedrooms, and ‘Ned’s Club’ – where members have access to a rooftop pool, gym, spa, hamam and late night lounge bar.
Gareth is married with two daughters and lives in West Kensington.