Jurys Inn appoints Andrew Shaw as new head of development

UK and Irish hotel group Jurys Inn has appointed Andrew Shaw as its new head of development.

Shaw joins the hotel brand with over 30 years of hotel consultancy, brokerage and development experience. His previous role was at IHG, where he led the UK and Ireland development team and was tasked with growing further the region’s portfolio of over 320 hotels across all the group’s brands.

According to the group he will play a key role in growing the its presence in the UK and Ireland under the Jurys Inn and Leonardo brands, as it looks to “considerably grow” the number of acquisition and development opportunities.

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He will also be responsible for leading the expanding development team, and identifying and driving strategic business development and acquisition opportunities for the group.

Jason Carruthers, MD of Jurys Inn, said: “Andrew is a fantastic addition to the team and brings unique experience from across hotel development, brokerage and franchise agreements to our business. We have ambitious plans to significantly expand the growth of the Jurys Inn and Leonardo group and Andrew’s experience will be fundamental in achieving this.”

Shaw added: “I’m delighted to be joining Jurys Inn at a very exciting time in its history. The group has a very diverse portfolio, and with plans to significantly increase its footprint, I look forward to working closely with Jason and the wider management to strengthen its position as one of the UK and Ireland’s leading hotel groups.”

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