UK: Hotel management company RBH Hospitality Management has promoted Louisa Green to managing director, effective January 2024.
Green will be responsible for overseeing the performance of more than 50 hotels in the RBH portfolio, which spans the hotel chain scale from economy to luxury.
For the past six years, Green has held the role of operational director within the company. Over the lsat 18 months specifically, she has supported the group’s expansion into the upscale and luxury sectors including the opening of The Westin London and The Gantry – a Curio Collection by Hilton.
She was also involved in securing RBH’s partnership with Covivio Hotels, which added a further three high-end properties to the portfolio.
Susan Bland, who has held the role of managing director at RBH since 2020, will be stepping down to focus on charitable projects.
Green said: “In a period of huge opportunity and change for the hotel industry, it is a great honour to take on this role within a business that I truly believe in. This is a particularly exciting time for RBH, with many hotel openings and new partnerships on the horizon.
“I am eager to be working alongside the experienced executive committee more closely as their collective expertise has been pivotal to RBH’s ongoing success. Together, we will continue to drive innovation and lead RBH towards even greater achievements in the future.”
David Hart, CEO of RBH, said: “I am delighted to appoint Louisa as managing director following a lengthy recruitment process, during which both internal and external candidates were considered. Louisa has already demonstrated her ongoing commitment to RBH over the past six years and understands our business and culture very well. She is results-driven, as evidenced by the continued success of her hotel division, as well as highly strategic and is an exceptional leader. I have no doubt that she will excel in this role.”
Hart added: “I consider myself very fortunate to have worked alongside Susan over the past three years. She has done a phenomenal job throughout an incredibly challenging time of transition for our industry and will now hand over the reins to Louisa at the end of the year. We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavours.”