Laura Montana

New Projects & Operations Director of Caprice Holdings

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Born in Spain, Laura moved to London at a young age. Her aptitude for languages manifested itself early on and she attended the Institute of Linguists in London to study Modern Languages.

After an intense foray into the world of translation, she set up a café and bar in the West End in 1996, selling the business in 2002. Laura arrived at The Ivy that year, quickly rising through the ranks to become Restaurant Manager in 2005. In 2007, she moved to New York as the Assistant General Manager of the much-talked-about Monkey Bar, but was lured back into the fold a year later to open Soho House West Hollywood as Food and Beverage Director. This was a turning point in her career, where she honed her experience from these three major culinary cities into a more diverse and rounded approach to hospitality. Returning to the UK in 2009, she worked at Scott’s, whilst overseeing the project build for 34 Mayfair, which opened in November 2011. Her role is to oversee the development of the group’s restaurants, clubs and bars. She has been working closely with Caprice Holdings’ Chairman, Richard Caring, on the group’s latest project, Sexy Fish, which opened in Berkeley Square in October 2015.