19 February 2019: Aprirose, the real estate investment company, has appointed Philip Gardner as Commercial Director to oversee its hotel management platform’s sales, marketing and revenue disciplines.
Gardner joins Aprirose from Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) Europe where he was the Vice President leading the revenue management team. Prior to that he was involved in the planning and deployment of the IHG Europe marketing funds. He has also held a number of commercial roles, including the creation of the London Marriott revenue management cluster.
Tim Shearman, Chief Executive Officer Hotels, Aprirose, said: “Philip’s experience in the hotel sector and in the commercial roles he has held make him a strong addition to the team running our new hotel management platform. As we look to grow the business Philip will be a great asset given his extensive knowledge and experience, specifically in sales and revenue management within the hotel sector.”
Philip Gardner, Commercial Director, Aprirose, said: “The recent launch of our new hotel management platform makes it an exciting time to be joining Aprirose’ hotel team. The team at Aprirose and Kew Green Hotels involved in the management platform is best-in-class and will provide me with the opportunity to work with some of the sector’s leading experts. I’m looking forward to working with the hotel team, engaging with the exciting portfolio of hotel assets and leveraging their success to date to build a scalable and first-class management platform.”
Gardner's appointment follows the launch of Aprirose’s new hotel operating platform last month, which will be operated alongside Kew Green Hotels, who will provide systems and support whilst the new service is established.