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Cycas welcomes three VP Operations amid expansion

The hotel management company has doubled its European portfolio over the last two years, and the appointments include the promotions of Luc Vicherd and Bill Burnett, both of whom joined Cycas Hospitality in January 2020.

Cycas Hospitality has boosted its senior operational team with the appointment of three vice presidents (VP) of operations amid the company’s ongoing expansion into new markets.

With Cycas now operating across six European countries, the company has welcomed Dean Rossilli as VP Operations, bringing 30 years of international hospitality experience in branded full-service hotels across the UK, US, Australia and Southeast Asia.

Rossilli joins from ONYX Hospitality Group where he worked as the area general manager in Malaysia. Prior to that, he accrued general manager experience at Pan Pacific Hotel Group in Indonesia and Singapore, GLH Hotels across Malaysia, Macdonald Hotels and Resorts in the UK, and Marriott International across England, Scotland and the USA.

Meanwhile, Luc Vicherd and Bill Burnett have also become VP Operations for the company, both of whom joined Cycas Hospitality in January 2020. 

In his new role, Burnett takes on responsibility for Cycas’s properties in Southwest and Northern UK. Vicherd will also continue overseeing Cycas’s French and Swiss portfolio – including its two dual-brand hotels by Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.

Cycas Hospitality has also unveiled a series of general manager (GM) recruits, with Antonio Chiarotti joining Cycas in London as Cluster GM for two of its aparthotel properties: the Lincoln Suites in Holborn, and the Stow-Away Waterloo.

Additionally, Vincent Panouillot joins as GM following the recent opening of Marriott’s Residence Inn Paris Charles de Gaulle Central Airport complex. Manny Baber has also taken over the running of the Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites Dundee dual-brand hotel from Burnett.

Apurva Pratap, managing director of Cycas Hospitality, said: “We’re delighted to further strengthen Cycas’s operations team to ensure we continue delivering outstanding results as we expand into new markets.

 People have always been at the heart of our business, and this is an extremely exciting time for Cycas. Not only have we doubled our European portfolio over the last two years, but – with a bulging pipeline of opportunities – it’s never been more critical for us to ensure we build, develop and maintain Europe’s best hospitality team.”

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