Interstate appoints first chief operating officer
Interstate Hotels & Resorts has expanded its senior management team with the appointment of Jean-Charles Denis to the newly created role of chief operating officer.
He joins the hotel management company from InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), where he held a variety of positions including director of operations, vice president commercial and vice president finance across the group's European business.
Having been an owner and operator of his own portfolio of hotels, Wilburys Hotel Investment in France, he will oversee operations across all of Interstate's 96 hotels in the UK, Ireland, Europe and Russia.
Nicholas Northam, executive vice president – international for Interstate Hotels & 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."
Denis added: "It's fantastic to join the team at Interstate Hotels & 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 & Resorts was acquired by Aimbridge Hospitality in October 2019.