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Ravin Pankhania joins Stadium Experience Leadership Team

Stadium Experience has a new recruit joining it’s Leadership Team, with the appointment of Ravin Pankhania to the voluntary group.  Ravin is the Venue Sales Manager at Kingsholm Stadium, home of Gloucester Rugby Club.  Ravin has stepped up to assist with the management of the not-for-profit association, which currently works with over 50 football, rugby and cricket clubs across the UK and Ireland.

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Enrique Abilleira joins The Langham, Hong Kong as Chef de Cuisine

Enrique Abilleira joins The Langham, Hong Kong as Chef de Cuisine at Bostonian Seafood and Grill. He is charged with leading his team to showcase the restaurant’s new menu of artisanal house-cured dry aged meats and fish, premium imported steaks and sustainable seafood. In the coming month, Enrique will be launching a new a la carte menu that complements the 118 seat restaurant that has a reclaimed style with an industrial vibe.

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New MD at the helm of leading 
hotel management company

RBH, the UK’s leading independent hotel management company, has promoted from within to fill the role of Managing Director.  
Susan Bland, previously the company’s Chief Operations Support Officer which forms part of the Group’s Executive management team, steps into the role with immediate effect, overseeing operations across the business, as well as continuing to look after its commercial side.


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HMA welcomes new committee member

The leading professional body for hotel marketers, the Hotel Marketing Association (HMA), has welcomed Harry Fielder as its latest committee member.
As managing director of Umi Digital, Harry has worked with hundreds of hotels to empower the direct booking channel through strategic marketing and technology.


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Accor strengthens luxury team in Scotland and Ireland

Accor has announced John KEATING as Area General Manager Luxury brands Scotland and Ireland
Accor has today announced the appointment of John Keating as Area General Manager Luxury Brands Scotland and Ireland. The news follows the recent signing of Carton House, a Fairmont managed hotel, which is due to open in Ireland in Q4.


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Richard Sprecher to Head Meyer Jabara Hotels Development Effort from New Chicago Office

Multi-branded hotel management company creates ‘Hospitality Strategic Services LLC’ to assist banks and special servicers in dealing effectively with distressed hotel assets in their portfolios
Meyer Jabara Hotels (MJH), a multi-branded hotel management and ownership company, has appointed Richard Sprecher to Vice President of Development. The 40-year hospitality veteran will focus on growing the company’s third-party hotel management contracts, as well as structuring joint venture agreements, obtaining hotel receivership assignments, and identifying hotels the company should acquire.


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Cycas continues recruitment drive for expanding portfolio with five senior appointments

Cycas Hospitality has appointed five operational and commercial hospitality experts to help supports its European expansion plans.  
  Operational recruits
  Michael Mason-Shaw joined Cycas in June as General Manager for the operator’s newest London property; Hyatt Place London City / East (opening March 2021). With over 20 years’ experience opening and managing properties across the UK for Hilton, Marriott, Accor and Wyndham, Michael brings an in-depth knowledge of the London hotel market.


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