Ellie is a travel and hospitality professional specialised in luxury and boutique hotels and high-end cultural tailor-made touring.
She has travelled to over 45 countries, visited 500+ hotels, launched an award-winning travel blog and has been featured in the Sunday Times.
In addition to more than a decade of experience in the luxury travel world, Ellie has a formative career beginning in management consultancy and has practical skills and proven track record in sales, marketing, strategy, operations and delivery.
Over the years she has worked with the world’s most prestigious hotel brands including Aman Resorts, Belmond, Peninsula Hotels and Oberoi, top luxury boutique properties across four continents and renowned booking platforms such as Mr & Mrs Smith and Hotel Guru.
Ellie works in a way that is thorough, efficient, fast-paced and results-orientated. Highly ambitious, dedicated and with meticulous attention to detail, she delivers only at the highest standards. Helping founders achieve their full potential is what gets her out of bed in the morning.
Truly a global citizen, Ellie grew up in the Middle East, Siberia, Eastern Turkey and The Netherlands to British and French parents. Having spent time living in Bhutan and India, she now divides her time between London, Delhi, South Africa and
the South of France.
Ellie received First Class Honours in Combined Social Sciences from Durham University, before gaining a Masters in Critical & Cultural Theory at Cardiff University. She later studied Indian & Islamic Art History
and Archaeology (MA) at SOAS.
In addition to travel and hotels, Ellie is a great lover of the arts.
Her interests include art history, the decorative arts, classical music, architecture, interiors and gardens. A life-long learner, topics of further study include courses on Ancient Greek history, Greek & Roman mythology, architectural
history and horticulture.
Chiron Hotel Consulting
Chiron Hotel Consulting provides great value consulting services to small, owner-run,
boutique hotels and travel companies.
Our team has over a decade of global experience in luxury travel, boutique hotels, high-end hospitality, tailor-made tour operations, booking platforms and
We believe in work that is clear, efficient, effective and adds value. We deliver practical pieces of work in short time-frames that are easily implemented and make a tangible difference to owner-run businesses. No jargon, vague promises or expensive long-term retainers.
Chiron is a centaur from classical antiquity known for his practical guidance and wisdom. In a poem by Hesiod he offered Achilles advice prior to the Trojan War.
We firmly believe that owners know their companies best of all. Chiron Hotel Consulting is here to help with advice and implementation to compliment existing offerings. We care about our clients and want them to be the best they can be.
12 years of experience in luxury hotels, hospitality and tailor-made tour operations
34 years spent travelling the world
45+ countries visited
520+ hotels inspected
190+ hotels stayed at
2,200+ hotel websites browsed
2 languages spoken
1 board position for a luxury hotel
1 diverse global network
Nathalie takes care of the core administration for both Chiron Hotel Consulting and Chiron Lifestyle Consulting.
An integral part of the team, Nathalie is meticulous, proactive and driven and has over 10 years of professional administrative experience.
In addition to admin support, Nathalie also works alongside Ellie on key pieces of client work. She brings an acute attention to detail and exceptional organisational skills to everything she does.
Nathalie started her career in television production. Working for a number of independent TV companies, she contributed to ratings successes for the BBC, ITV and Channel 5.
A move to the charity sector resulted in Philanthropy Manager roles at national organisations such as Stroke Association and Prostate Cancer UK. Ambitious, driven and skilled at relationship management, she was responsible for garnering five to six figure donations and organising high-profile events.
A dedicated mother to two young daughters, Nathalie lives in Surrey with her family.
Ellie has an instinctive understanding of what makes for good marketing. Her energy and focus deliver results.
Lottie Unwin, Founder, The Copy Club