Tim is currently the lead consultant on the acquisition, re-development and re-launch of a Portuguese coastal retreat, recently reopened in November 2022 as AlmaLusa Comporta. As the advisor and board member to the investor group, he ensures that the process is carried out to their needs, while consulting them and the other key stakeholders on every aspect of creating and opening a successful hotel.
He recently oversaw the business development of a large, private estate and house in South East England, specialising in exclusive use getaways, events, long stays and corporate gatherings.
He had previously been working on a project in the Cotswolds, setting up an exclusive townhouse retreat. Starting from scratch, with a private residence, this was a grass-roots project where every aspect of hospitality set-up was being managed.
He was also involved in the process of establishing a new brand, initially based in the Home Counties. It combined all facets of hospitality, including restaurants, bars, delis, bakeries, retail, events and workshops.
Before this, Tim House was recently Hotel Director for The Idle Rocks Hotel and the St. Mawes Hotel in Cornwall, where he oversaw the development of the hotels, from rebuild to re-opening. For the former, he rebuilt a management team, watched as the storms of 2014 destroyed the ground floor, and then oversaw the reconstruction and launch sixty-six wet days later. Shortly after that, he managed the re-opening of St. Mawes Hotel after a refurbishment and re-staffing.
Amongst other projects, he is currently troubleshooting for a country inn, and helping recruit for various hotels and inns around the South and South West of England, advising on projects in Wales whilst developing the concept of a “beach shack” restaurant.
He is also looking to take on more complete start-up projects, to work alongside owners in their requirements to create new projects.
With wide ranging experience, Tim House takes elements of each of his previous positions and uses them in his consultancy.
Whether it is a country house hotel, city restaurant, beach resort, city boutique hotel, or a grand capital city institution, he can tailor the consultancy to the needs of the relevant business.
Although there is a great diversity of all the previous businesses, they are linked by the key elements; service, quality, care and success. He is known to be a Cotswolds specialist, but travels and works extensively around the country and Europe.
Even if the job in hand does not mirror any of these directly, the core elements that make the business work will be found amongst them.