Former Virgin Hotels' CEO joins SH Hotels & Resorts
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Former Virgin Hotels’ CEO joins SH Hotels & Resorts

Worldwide: Starwood Capital has appointed Raul Leal as CEO of SH Hotels & Resorts, effective from 19 August 2021. Leal stepped down from his role as CEO of Virgin Hotels in January this year, succeeded by James Bermingham. At Virgin, Leal spent 10 years with the company. He oversaw the

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CEO announced at SH Hotels & Resorts

Worldwide: Starwood Capital Group has promoted Arash Azarbarzin to CEO of its subsidiary company, SH Hotels & Resorts. Azarbarzin succeeds Starwood Capital chairman, Barry Sternlicht. Sternlicht is to remain chairman and will continue to be involved with the organisation. With more than 30 years of experience, Azarbarzin has worked in

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SH Hotels & Resorts appoints VP of development

Europe: Josh Littman has been appointed the vice president of development for Europe at SH Hotels & Resorts. Littman comes to the role with 20 years of experience spanning on-property sales and marketing to real estate development. He will spearhead the 1 Hotels, Baccarat Hotels and Treehouse Hotels brand’s European


She shines: Waad El-Hadidy, design director at SH Hotels & Resorts

In She Shines, Dina Soliman of BrandFull talks with some of the great minds and personalities that are shaping the world of hospitality today and in the future. We will zoom in, share their insight and celebrate their success stories. What we promise is that they will all be varied,

IHIF 2021: Karin Sheppard, IHG Hotels & Resorts

IHIF 2021: Karin Sheppard, IHG Hotels & Resorts

BHN speaks to Karin Sheppard, managing director for Europe at IHG Hotels & Resorts, about the the company’s European performance and development pipeline as well as the launch of Vignette Collection. Filmed at the International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF).

Numo Ierapetra will open this summer

Numo Hotels & Resorts debuts flagship property this July

Greece: Numo Ierapetra located in Crete will open as Numo Hotels & Resorts’ first project this summer. The 132-room hotel, comprising 17 guestroom buildings, includes a private swimming pool, a secluded beach, sunbeds and cabanas, and several F&B venues. The resort has been designed by London-based studio LOST. Menoa is a farm-to-table


Laura Ashley announces global partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Worldwide: The partnership marks Laura Ashley as the newest member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ Alliance Partner program. The partnership will bring new and existing Laura Ashley hotels into representation of the Preferred brand over the coming months, allowing Laura Ashley to market its properties to Preferred’s global portfolio


Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar join Preferred Hotels & Resorts

US: Preferred Hotels & Resorts have announced that Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar along the United States’ Pacific Coast have joined its Legend Collection. The addition of these two properties in California enhances the global scope of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection. Lindsey Ueberroth,