Magrane joins Leaf Hospitality from GLH, London’s largest hotel owner/operator, where he held the position of operations director during which time the company opened the first UK Hard Rock Hotel in London, and also re-branded The Amba Hotel Grosvenor.
Magrane previously held various senior positions with Q Hotels for 11 years. In a hospitality career spanning over 27 years, Magrane has also worked with Le Meridien, Principal and Forte Hotels.
Richard Farrar, managing director of Leaf Hospitality, said: “An industry leader with a proven record of commercial achievement, product improvement, people development and service delivery, Mike is a world-class operator who brings unrivalled expertise of the hospitality sector.”
His appointment further enhances the leadership team at an exciting time for Leaf Hospitality and will no doubt play a crucial role in driving the business to achieve our medium and long terms goals. On a personal level, Mike’s positive energy was infectious and I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together.”
Magrane added: “Richard’s vision and business success to date, with people being at the very heart of this company, made the opportunity one not to be missed.
“The clear strategy and plans for growth are incredibly exciting and I am very much looking forward to help shape and deliver the next stages of Leaf Hospitality”.