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.
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.
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.”