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Hyatt gains new EAME leader

Hyatt gains new EAME leader

Hyatt has welcomed Javier Águila from group brand Apple Leisure to deliver continued strategic growth in the Europe, Africa & Middle East (EAME) region.

Arash Azarbarzin named CEO of Highgate

Arash Azarbarzin named CEO of Highgate

Real estate investment and hospitality management company Highgate has appointed industry pioneer Arash Azarbarzin, who was previously at the helm of SH Hotels & Resorts, as CEO.

Accor teams up with celebrity chef Maroun Chedid

Accor teams up with celebrity chef Maroun Chedid

The French hotel giant has signed an exclusive partnership with the Top Chef judge to roll out new dining concepts at its properties across India, Africa, Turkey and the Middle East.

BWH president and CEO David Kong set to retire

BWH president and CEO David Kong set to retire

After transforming the Phoenix-headquartered hospitality giant over the last two decades, the man in charge of BWH Hotel Group has now signalled his intention to step down.

Youssef appointed COO of Kerten Hospitality

Youssef appointed COO of Kerten Hospitality

Kerten Hospitality has made Wafik Youssef, whose last role was as a vice president of operations for Kempinski Hotels in the Middle East and Africa region, its chief operating officer.

Butcher returns to CEO role at LHG

Butcher returns to CEO role at LHG

Brett Butcher has become the new CEO of Hong Kong-headquartered hotel company Langham Hospitality Group – having previously held the same role between 2009 and 2014.

Leal appointed CEO of SH Hotels & Resorts

Leal appointed CEO of SH Hotels & Resorts

Starwood Capital Group has hired hospitality industry heavyweight Raul Leal to lead the company behind the 1 Hotels, Treehouse and Baccarat brands, succeeding Arash Azarbarzin.

Azul to manage Seaview Investors hotels

Azul to manage Seaview Investors hotels

Under the terms of the eye-catching deal, all eight Seaview Investors hotels have been added to Azul Hospitality Group’s extensive portfolio of managed assets.

Edyn unveils new serviced apartment brand Cove

Edyn unveils new serviced apartment brand Cove

Hospitality group Edyn has announced the launch of a next-generation serviced apartment brand, which aims to cater for guests seeking carefully designed spaces in central locations.

The Pavilions launches Explorar brand

The Pavilions launches Explorar brand

The Hong Kong-headquartered boutique hotel group has unveiled its new brand, Explorar Hotels & Resorts, which promises to deliver authentic and social travel experiences.

Soho House owner unveils $3bn flotation plan

Soho House owner unveils $3bn flotation plan

The company behind brands like Soho House and The Ned in London has signalled its intention to float in a deal that will give the business a reported multibillion-dollar valuation.

Design showcase: Top five patios

Design showcase: Top five patios

We take a closer look at five hotels with inviting patios that successfully pave the way for guests to venture outdoors in our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN story.

Celebrity chef and Innside agree UK-wide partnership

Celebrity chef and Innside agree UK-wide partnership

Gino D’Acampo Hotels & Leisure and Innside by Meliá are joining forces in a deal that’ll see the TV chef open several upmarket Italian restaurants with the lifestyle hotel brand, starting in Manchester.

Marriott picks Briet to lead EMEA development strategy

Marriott picks Briet to lead EMEA development strategy

Hospitality giant Marriott International has appointed Jerome Briet as chief development officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa – and hired Sandeep Walia as chief operating officer, Middle East.

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Hyatt gains new EAME leader

Hyatt gains new EAME leader

Hyatt has welcomed Javier Águila from group brand Apple Leisure to deliver continued strategic growth in the Europe, Africa & Middle East (EAME) region.

Sarah Derry named CEO of Accor Pacific

Sarah Derry named CEO of Accor Pacific

Accor has appointed Derry to lead its team in the Pacific, succeeding Simon McGrath, who is leaving the French hotel giant to take up a high-profile role in Sydney.

Hastings Hotels reshuffles leadership team

Hastings Hotels reshuffles leadership team

The Northern Irish luxury hotel group, whose portfolio includes The Culloden Estate and Spa and Europa Hotel in Belfast, has appointed a new chairman and managing director.

Philip Mahoney named VP of F&B for Accor

Philip Mahoney named VP of F&B for Accor

Accor has appointed the experienced hospitality professional to drive its F&B strategy across India, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, putting food and drink at the heart of every hotel.

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