GLH Hotels

GLH Hotels Management (UK) Limited (branded glh.) is a British-based global hotel company,[1] headquartered in London, and subsidiary of the Malaysian Hong Leong Group.[2]

GLH Hotels Management (UK) Ltd
IndustryHospitality industry
Area served
United Kingdom
Key people
Alan Morgan (CEO)
ServicesUpscale and Luxury Hotels
Number of employees
1,917 (2005)
DivisionsThistle Hotels, Guoman Hotels, Amba Hotels and every hotels

GLH is the largest owner-operator hotel management company in London with over 5,000 hotel rooms.[3]

glh Hotels operates 4 hotel brands: Guoman, Amba Hotels, Thistle, Thistle Express, and Hard Rock.[3][4] The Thistle brand operates 8 hotels with 7 in London and 1 in Poole, Dorset. Guoman has 4 hotels under its collective branding: the 5-star Royal Horseguards Hotel, the Grosvenor Hotel, the Tower Hotel and The Cumberland Hotel[5] all located in London. Every Hotels operates Every Hotel Piccadilly and Amba Hotels consists of Amba Hotel Charing Cross and Amba Hotel Marble Arch.


On 11 June 2013, GLH announced its new global owner-operator strategy focusing on the 100 global cities with a 10-year ambition to become "the world’s best managed hospitality company", delivering "the best guest centred experience in the industry". According to their press release,[3] they would launch three new brands within the following 12 months. Prior to the relaunch in June 2013, GLH operated under the name Guoman Hotel Management (UK) Limited.

On 23 October 2013, GLH launched Amba, a global 4-star hotel brand catering to “the discerning business and leisure traveller”.[6] The first four Amba hotels are expected to be located in London with a total of 2,088 rooms available in 2015. The four launch properties announced by GLH are situated in Marble Arch, Tower Bridge, Charing Cross and Buckingham Palace Road in London. The Grosvenor Hotel on Buckingham Palace Road will be the first to open in June 2014. GLH also announced its plans to open the Amba brand across 30 UK cities and expand internationally in China, the USA and Europe.[7][8]

The company is owned by Hong Leong Group subsidiary Guocoleisure,[9][2] an international investment company headquartered in Singapore renamed from BIL International Limited, and has a primary listing on the Singapore Exchange, with secondary listings on the London and New Zealand Stock Exchanges. The company's primary role is as an active investor with strategic shareholdings and active investment management.