Virgin Hotels has appointed Bryan Davern as Vice President of Operations, Europe, to lead operations for the brand in Europe as it gears up to open its first hotels outside of the US.
This move will commence with two openings in the UK, Edinburgh this spring, followed by Glasgow in the summer.
Davern brings over 20 years of experience in hotel and hospitality management and joins from Press Up Hospitality Group, Ireland’s biggest hospitality operator. Head of Hotels for over five years, during his tenure he was credited with the group’s successful expansion, more than tripling the number of hotels operated.
Davern started his career with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts holding various management roles in both the US and Ireland, before moving to manage a range of both independent and branded hotels, including the Delphi Resort in Connemara and Dean Dublin as General Manager. In his new role, he will oversee day-to-day operations for Europe and will work closely with the Virgin Hotels senior leadership team to develop and execute the strategic plan to drive growth and profitability.