8th May 2018

RBH has today announced the appointment of a new Chief Commercial Officer to the company’s Executive Committee.

Ian Barrigan, who will be based in RBH’s London head office, will spearhead commercial strategy across the leading independent hotel management company’s growing portfolio, which currently stands at more than 70 properties.

Ian, who has worked within the travel industry for 30 years, brings with him a wealth of experience in transforming commercial performance, having worked for some of the sector’s biggest brands, including British Airways, Hilton Hotels and Guoman Thistle.

Ian will oversee the Sales, Revenue Management and Hotel Marketing functions within the wider commercial team.

Ian said: “I’ve gathered extensive experience within the wider travel industry, and I’m looking forward to bringing that to my new role within RBH. The hotel sector is constantly changing and developing – there’s never a dull moment. I look forward to working with the RBH team to maximise owner returns.”

Helder Pereira, RBH’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Ian’s track record in the travel industry really does speak for itself, and we’re delighted to welcome him on board as a key addition to our strong, experienced Executive Committee.

“Our business is growing all the time – as is our ambition to become Europe’s leading independent hotel management company. Having a CCO of Ian’s calibre on board for the journey is a real coup for RBH.”

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