Hotel investment and management group, Amaris Hospitality has announced its intention to expand its operations in the UK and Europe with the appointment of James Tynan as Head of Business Development and Transactions.
Signaling its willingness to “capitalize on new perspectives and refocus its post-pandemic strategic growth ambitions,” the company appointed Tynan to oversee new investments and acquisition opportunities, with a particular focus on developing a presence in key strategic locations across Europe while expanding the portfolio in the UK and Ireland.
Amaris Hospitality has a growing portfolio of 30 hotels marketed under international brands in the UK and Ireland, such as Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, DoubleTree by Hilton, Mercure and Ibis Styles.
The Group operates nearly 5,000 rooms in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Prior to joining Amaris Hospitality, Tynan, who has 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, served as President of Hospitality for the Alshaya Group in Kuwait, where he was responsible for launching their entry into the hospitality industry. industry, to seek hotel developments across the Middle East, and to enter into master franchise agreements with major international brands and ultimately establish their hotel platform.
Prior to that, he held positions at Hilton as Vice President of Real Estate and Asset Management for Europe, Meridien, Sheraton and Clarion Hotels in various geographies including state operations. United Kingdom, Africa and parts of the Middle East.
Peter Stack, CEO of Amaris Hospitality, said: âWith his leading experience in asset management in the real estate and hospitality industries, James will play a key role in helping us seize opportunities. emerging markets in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as in key markets on the European continent.
âAs we emerge from this crisis and continue to build on our performance as market leaders, we believe we can leverage our unique approach and skills to transform great hotel properties. I look forward to working with our major clients, to ensure the business is poised to generate positive growth as we see activity levels in the industry return. “
Tynan added, âI am delighted to join Amaris Hospitality which has a unique and diverse real estate portfolio. The company has an ambitious strategy to develop its real estate investments and develop its portfolio in the years to come.
“As we look to a post-pandemic recovery and the future of the hospitality industry, we have started to identify a number of exciting opportunities and perspectives that lie ahead.”