Sean Quinn Tops Sunday Times Hospitality Rich List

3rd May 2007 (Last Updated May 3rd, 2007 08:50)

Sean Quinn, owner of Quinn hotels and Quinn public houses is the richest man in hospitality in this year's Sunday Times Rich List. Quinn is claimed to have a fortune of £3bn and beat Mentmore Towers owner Simon Halabi by £50m to top the annual list. The fortunes of many of the United Ki

Sean Quinn, owner of Quinn hotels and Quinn public houses is the richest man in hospitality in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List. Quinn is claimed to have a fortune of £3bn and beat Mentmore Towers owner Simon Halabi by £50m to top the annual list.

The fortunes of many of the United Kingdom’s wealthiest hoteliers was boosted by rising property prices – Sir Rocco Forte’s wealth rose from £385m to £450m over 2006. Elsewhere, EasyHotel owner Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s fortune has risen from £727m to £1.29bn. The richest woman in hospitality is Julia Hands, owner of Hand Picked Hotels chain of 14 country properties.