Aprirose, the real estate investment company, has appointed hotels expert Richard Moore as Group Chief Executive of its hotel management platform. The appointment comes as Aprirose unveils the new Almarose name.
Richard joins Almarose with a wealth of experience, with dual expertise in finance and an in-depth knowledge of the hotels sector. Richard most recently served as Area Senior Vice President UK, Ireland and Western Europe for Radisson Hotel Group.
Qualified in both hotel management and business finance, Richard has over 30 years’ experience in the hotel and hospitality industry. He has held a number of high-profile positions in the UK and Europe including Managing Director of QMH Germany and QMH UK, Director of Hotel Consultancy Services for CBRE Hotels and Area Senior Vice President at Radisson Hotel Group.
Richard will lead and develop Almarose Hotels & Resorts, Aprirose’s hotel management platform, as the business continues to look for opportunities to grow and invest in its upscale portfolio. The company, which Aprirose launched in February 2019 to create a newly dedicated senior leadership team to manage assets under its ownership, now operates under the name Almarose Hotels & Resorts, with Richard at the helm.
Manish Gudka, CEO of Aprirose, said: “Following the launch of Aprirose’s hotel management platform, we are celebrating an exciting time for the business as we not only unveil the Almarose name but also welcome Richard as the Group CEO.
“His extensive experience in the UK and Europe, alongside his strong relationships working with hotel groups and third-party brands, makes him perfectly placed to fulfil this role. Our dedicated platform for owned and operated hotels continues to go from strength to strength. The team currently manages 20 properties within its portfolio, for a number of high-profile brands including Delta Hotels by Marriott, Double Tree by Hilton and QHotels, which Aprirose acquired in September 2017.”
Richard Moore, Group Chief Executive of Almarose, said: “As a new entity, a year into its journey, the company has clear aspirations for growth, a best in class team and a committed parent company dedicated to operational excellence and delivering strong results. There is ample opportunity available to build on the strength of the hugely professional management in place. I look forward to working alongside Aprirose, and to lead the team at Almarose, to develop this agile and ambitious business.”
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