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Interstate expands senior team with new COO

Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Aimbridge Hospitality’s international division, has expanded its senior management team with the appointment of Jean-Charles Denis to the role of COO.

With a “wealth of experience” in the hospitality industry, Jean-Charles joins Interstate from IHG, where he held a variety of senior positions including director of operations, VP commercial and VP finance.

Having been an owner and operator of his own portfolio of hotels, Jean-Charles brings a unique perspective to the newly created role, overseeing operations across all of Interstate’s 96 hotels in the UK, Ireland, Europe and Russia.

Nicholas Northam, executive VP – International for Interstate Hotels and Resorts, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jean-Charles to our senior team.

“His experience in the hospitality industry, both as an owner and in senior positions within IHG, make him a great asset to our organisation. His appointment further strengthens our outstanding operations team to help drive performance for our owners as we continue to grow as a company.”

Jean-Charles, added: “It’s fantastic to join the team at Interstate Hotels and Resorts and to be a part of the world’s leading hotel management company, responsible for the operations of all our hotels across the UK, Ireland, Europe and Russia.

“My appointment comes at what is a truly challenging time for our industry, but I’m looking forward to working with the international team and drawing on my own experience both at IHG and as a hotel owner and operator myself.”

Interstate Hotels and Resorts was acquired by Aimbridge Hospitality in October 2019.

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