Elyse is the owner and manager of Empire Hotel and Osborne House Llandudno since 1993 with a chef husband, Michael. She was born and bred in the hotel industry – the Empire is now in its 70th year and 3rd generation. Being a hotelier is a lifestyle more than a job for her. Elyse has a BA Hons Degree in French Manchester University.
Her work experience is over 10 years ranging from London (Marriott Grosvenor also Meridien Piccadilly), Brussels (Royal Windsor), New York (The Plaza) & Boston (Four Seasons).
She met her husband who’s a Texan chef in Boston and then moved back to the family business to start a family. Two children later, her daughter is now studying hospitality at Cardiff University and hoping to be the 4th generation in family business.