CEO, Amaris Hospitality
Amaris Hospitality is a leading hotel investment and hospitality group, which owns and operates over 70 hotel properties trading under leading brands such as Jurys Inn, Mercure, MGallery, Ibis Styles, Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn. The Group has over 13,500 rooms, employs over 6,000 people and its business divisions have combined sales totalling more than £400 million, making Amaris Hospitality one of the largest hotel owners and managers in the UK and Ireland.
Under John’s leadership, Amaris Hospitality is currently undertaking a £125 million transformational investment programme aimed at leveraging the size and scale of the Group’s portfolio of hotels and brands.
John previously held the role of CEO of Jurys Inn Hotel Group. Between 2008 and 2014 he oversaw the development and implementation of an ambitious strategy and investment programme aimed at transforming and growing the Jurys Inn business and repositioning Jurys Inn as a leading mid and upper market hotel brand. This strategy culminated in the successful sale of Jurys Inn to Lone Star in January 2015 for £680 million.