Julia Murrell
director of people and development
Firmdale Hotels

Julia Murrell joined Firmdale Hotels in 2015 and has full responsibility for providing proactive HR across the eight boutique hotels in London and two in New York through building and developing HR strategies to meet business objectives, including attraction, retention, engagement, learning and development.

Prior to this she was Director of People and Development at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Group Talent Manager and People and Development Manager at Malmaison and Hotel du Vin. Julia has some 15 years’ experience working within HR in the hospitality industry. 

Julia believes that the key to an engaged team, high standards of service and success is to build on the heart and soul of the business – great communication, ensuring there is something for everyone and to respect everyone’s feedback to develop a great place to work.