Flint appointed chief commercial officer with Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Joanna Flint as chief commercial officer. The newly created role will oversee the development and execution of the commercial strategy of the group while also taking executive responsibility for all aspects of Mandarin Oriental’s customer experience. Flint will take over the responsibilities of chief marketing officer, […]

Walia takes up new Marriott leadership role in Middle East

Marriott has announced the appointment of Sandeep Walia to the role of chief operating officer for the Middle East. Walia will step into the role on July 1st, following the retirement of current chief operating officer, Guido De Wilde, announced last month. Walia, will be responsible for Marriott International’s 146 operating hotels across the Middle […]

Dalata Hotel Group appoints CFO

Dalata Hotel Group, the largest hotel operator in Ireland with a growing presence in the UK, has appointed Carol Phelan as group chief financial officer (CFO) effective 1 July, 2021. Phelan first joined the company in 2014 and was appointed as group head of Financial Reporting, Treasury and Tax in 2017. Dalata said that during […]

Palmer to lead the Beaumont Hotel in London

The Beaumont Hotel has announced the appointment of Nicholas Soames as its chairman, and Duncan Palmer as its new managing director. Soames has been on the board of the Beaumont since April last year, and will take on the role of chairman on April 21st. He will play a role in overseeing the development of […]

Rockliffe Hall makes two senior hires

Rockliffe Hall, a North East luxury hotel, golf and spa resort, has made two senior hires – naming Katie Towersey as spa director and Callum Nicoll as director of golf and estates.  Towersey has over 20 years of experience within the spa and wellness industry, with several years spent working with brands such as Jurlique, […]

Briet appointed EMEA chief development officer with Marriott

Marriott International has announced the appointment of Jerome Briet as chief development officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The division within Marriott International encompasses over 75 countries and territories. He takes on the role from Carlton Ervin, who has been appointed global development officer for Marriott’s international portfolio. “I am delighted that Jerome […]

Robinson appointed chairman of Travelodge

Travelodge has announced the appointment of leisure travel veteran, Martin Robinson, as its new chairman. He has spent most of his career within the sector and brings a wealth of brand building, strategic management and leadership expertise. He spent 17-years at Center Parcs as chief executive of their European business and chairman of the UK. […]

Hyatt Manchester appoints new commercial director

Hyatt has announced that Jodi Hinks has been appointed as director of commercial strategy for Hyatt Regency and Hyatt House Manchester.  Hinks was previously the director of sales and marketing with Rocco Forte Hotels in Manchester and Prague. She has 20 years of experience in the hospitality sector with a number of leading hotel, catering […]

Crowne Plaza Glasgow names new sales and marketing director

Crowne Plaza Glasgow, which is managed by Valor Hospitality Europe, has appointed Joanne Martin as director of sales and marketing.  Martin has over 26 years’ experience in the leisure and hospitality industry, having previously held regional positions for Radisson Hotel Group and Millennium and Copthorne Hotels with a “strong focus on the Glasgow market”. In […]

UKH appoints new Scottish executive director

UKHospitality (UKH) has announced the appointment of Leon Thompson as its new executive director for Scotland. Thompson succeeds Willie MacLeod in the role, taking on the position after leading VisitScotland’s policy agenda over the last eight years. On his appointment, Thompson said: “I am very much looking forward to joining UKHospitality, spearheading its work in […]