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Ian Biglands

Managing Director Development, Premier Inn GmbH

Ian Biglands serves as the Development Director for Premier Inn in Germany, leading the top rated* UK hotel chain’s German market growth.

Ian is based out of Premier Inn’s German headquarters in Frankfurt and he’s responsible for the acquisition and development of all Premier Inn hotels in Germany.

Ian, a British national, brings a wealth of experience to Premier Inn from his work in German real estate.

Ian has worked in the real estate industry in Germany for over 15 years and he began his career as a civil engineer in various roles at Joint Venture McAlpine - Wayss & Freytag - Bachy and Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd.

In 2000, he served as the Project Manager for Building Society Iproplan GmbH Chemnitz and a year later, he assumed the position of project manager at BAM Germany AG where he had his first exposure to hotel projects.  In 2007,
Ian joined B&B hotels as Director of Development in Germany, serving in that role until joining Premier Inn in 2015. 

During his time at B&B hotels, Ian oversaw the growth in their portfolio of hotels in Germany from 10 to more than 70. 

*Source - Which?  - UK’s top rated hotel chain for 2015.