UK: Boutique hotel group The PIG Hotels has promoted former managing director Tom Ross to chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Ross joined The PIG in 2013 and was responsible for leading the group’s operations. In March 2022, he took on the role of managing director.
As CEO, Ross will continue to run the business whilst seeking new opportunities. Founder of The PIG and now chairman, Robin Hutson, will work closely with Ross to identify and develop new properties.
Speaking about his appointment, Ross said: “I am thrilled for the opportunity to lead this world-class hotel collection. Working with Robin over the past decade has been a privilege, and I cannot wait to continue our collaborative relationship as we capitalise on our new opportunities together.”
Hutson added: “On behalf of the board of directors, I am delighted to confirm Tom’s role as CEO. He has led the company through our transformative transaction with KSL Capital Partners, while taking on the responsibilities of managing the day-to-day operations of The PIG Hotels. He is an outstanding example of “home-grown” talent, and I very much look forward to working with him to develop our new properties and continue to build the business.”
The appointment comes as the brand announces two additional hotels in the pipeline. The PIG-on the farm, located in Stratford-upon-Avon, is a mid-16th century stone-built farm house and is expected to open in 2024. The PIG-at Groombridge, on the border of East Sussex and Kent, is a moated Manor House set to open in 2026.