Tony Matharu has founded many successful start-up organisations and businesses and combines his passion for hospitality with philanthropy, sport and community engagement. Tony is the founder and Chairman of Integrity International Group.
A former winner of “Best Small Hotel Company” (Business Travel Awards) and former "Hotelier of the Year", Tony recently founded London’s latest independent hotel chain: Blue Orchid Hotels under his Integrity International Group.
A recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters and a Fellow of ESCP Europe Business School, Tony is a regular adviser and commentator on entrepreneurship, hospitality and philanthropy. He is a Board Member of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, BEE London (Business Improvement District), is Chairman of the Asian Business Association and a Freeman of the Guild of Entrepreneurs.
Tony received a Special Recognition Award for his ‘Contribution to London’s Success’ and a ‘Technology and Innovation Award’.
Tony previously founded and sold a successful specialist sports brand, Ayrtek® and is founder of an international hospitality consultancy - Global Hospitality Services, which has created a number of innovative and award winning technology solutions, together with two award winning spa and guest amenity brands.
As Chairman of Integrity International Group, a dynamic, independent organisation consisting of several businesses and distinguished by its commitment to investing in London’s property, talent and community, Tony has a proven track record of transforming significant sites and investing in restoring and repurposing properties, which have come to the end of their previous life.
Tony combines his love for London and passion for hospitality with philanthropy, sport and community engagement as a London City Chairman and trustee of the Lord’s Taveners “Giving young people a sporting chance”. This leading youth cricket and disability sports charity has thousands of projects across the world and tens of thousands of young beneficiaries. Tony is the Vice President of the Oracle Cancer Trust. He is also the founder and Chairman of Integrity International Trust, a registered UK charity with the mission of building positive futures for the most vulnerable in society.
A supporter of the Arts, Sport & Culture, Tony is a Patron of a London film festival, has supported The Darbar Music Festival and Artichoke, is the Junior Chairman of Spencer Hockey Club, Vice President of Epsom Sports Club and Hon Secretary of Romany Cricket Club, and is actively involved as a player, at representative and international levels, and board member of various sporting clubs & cultural organisations. Tony graduated in Law and Economics.
A true Londoner, Tony Matharu credits the capital for his achievements and successes and strongly believes in giving back to the city that has offered him and others so many opportunities.