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Whitbread appoints Alison Brittain as Chief Executive

Whitbread appoints Alison Brittain as Chief Executive

Whitbread PLC has announced that Alison Brittain has been appointed as its next Chief Executive to succeed Andy Harrison, who has decided to retire from full time executive life at the end of February 2016. Alison will join the Company on 4 January 2016. Alison, aged 50, is currently Group Director, Retail Division Lloyds Banking […]

Robert Cook Joins Board of Macdonald Hotels Group

Robert Cook Joins Board of Macdonald Hotels Group

Macdonald Hotels, the UK’s largest independent hotel group, has appointed industry heavyweight Robert Cook as commercial director. Robert Cook led the impressive growth of Malmaison and Hotel du Vin for nine years before joining De Vere Group as chief executive in 2012, and will have group-wide responsibility for Macdonald’s offerings in food and beverage, leisure, […]

Union Hanover unveils Urban Villa Management Team

Union Hanover unveils Urban Villa Management Team

Union Hanover’s hotel operations arm NOHO has announced it has appointed a new management team for its Urban Villa concept which launched in February with Urban Villa in Brentford. Since the Brentford launch, occupancy has already exceeded expectations. A Novotel and Premier Inn have now opened providing additional supply to the area, but the occupancy […]