Stephen, aged 45, has garnered a wealth of experience in the travel industry, having held managerial roles previously at The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and Beachcomber Tours and Hotels.
In his new position, Stephen is tasked with marketing MARITIM Hotels within the UK and Irish leisure markets, raising awareness of the brand, its hotel portfolio and its services with this key audience. His main responsibility is to further develop the leisure side of business, increasing the number of overnight stays across MARITIM’s 36 hotels.
Commenting on his appointment, Stephen says: “I am delighted to have joined MARITIM Hotels, a well-known and respected hotel group. In my new position, I have been given the opportunity to be involved with an exciting product range located in desirable destinations worldwide, including Germany, Malta, Turkey, Egypt and Mauritius.
“From learning all about MARITIM Hotels and expanding my knowledge to developing long lasting, productive business relationships within the travel industry, I am looking forward to getting started and having a successful career at MARITIM.”
Director of Sales, UK & Ireland for MARITIM Hotels, LeRoy Sheppard, comments: “Stephen has worked hard over the years, enjoying a varied and successful career in travel. His background and vast experience will serve him well at MARITIM Hotels. I am confident he is the right man for the role and welcome him to the UK team.”
Away from work, Stephen, from London, likes to DJ. His main past time is Aikido; he has been training and teaching it for 20 years and has a 4th dan black belt.
MARITIM Hotels is Germany’s largest privately owned hotel operator. In addition to 36 hotels in Germany, the company has 14 hotels around the world in locations as diverse as Turkey, Mauritius, China, Egypt, Spain and Malta. The group’s ongoing expansion continues to strengthen its position in the first class hotel industry in Europe and beyond.