Barry Patton has been appointed to finance director, and will be responsible for the overall management of Amaris Hospitality’s financial affairs, internally and externally. This includes the development of the group’s financial strategy, monitoring compliance and budget performance alongside management of the finance, IT and procurement teams.
Paul Harnedy, now head of asset management, will initially oversee the entire performance of the Accor division of the Amaris business from guest experience through to profit delivery. Before joining Amaris Hospitality, Harnedy most recently held the position of regional vice president of operations at Interstate Hotels and Resorts, leading its largest owner portfolio.
Kris Legg, new head of property, will oversee and manage strategic capital investment and refurbishments across the Amaris Hospitality hotel estate, ensuring continued enhancement of the customer and brand experience as well as asset value.
Legg began his career at Kew Green Hotels in the role of director of property managing the property function through a growth period which included the completion of construction at Gatwick Marriott, assistance and subsequent refurbishment of acquisitions in numerous individual and groups of properties.
Peter Stack, managing director of Amaris Hospitality, said: “We continue to attract the best talent in our sector which is evidenced by the calibre of the highly experienced management team we now have in place who are key to further enhancing our track record of operational excellence and meeting our ambitious business growth objectives in the future.
“As these appointments underline, our leadership team includes individuals with unparalleled experience in developing and delivering strategies to position and transform hotel assets and brands and ultimately enhance their value.”
He added: “Our strategic focus on delivering exceptional best-in-brand customer experiences, superior performance and smart investments has helped Amaris Hospitality to grow and develop our portfolio and we have ambitious plans to add at least another 20 hotels to our portfolio in the future.”