London-based real estate investment company, Aprirose has expanded its hotel team with key strategic hires, Kym Kapadia as chief commercial officer and Bastien Anouil as asset manager.
The new appointments follow a growth period for Aprirose hotels since the acquisition of the QHotels portfolio for £525m in 2017
Aprirose now has 32 hotels in its real estate portfolio.
Kapadia joins Aprirose from hotel asset management company Michels & Taylor, where she was a founding partner and board member for 11 years. Her experience spans a wide variety of senior positions across the UK and international hotel industry.
She has worked for several major hotel companies and independent organisations throughout her 30-year career including, IHG, Marriott, Hilton, Le Méridien and Whitbread.
Anouil joins Aprirose from Columbus Hotel Monte Carlo, where he was general manager, having worked at the company for almost eight years.
He began his career at Starwood Hotels and Resorts World Wide at Le Méridien, Nice.
Manish Gudka, CEO of Aprirose, said: “Our hotel business continues to go from strength to strength making it the perfect time to develop our offer further.
“We’re continually looking for dynamic and experienced candidates to join our entrepreneurial and best-in class-team and believe that both Kym and Bastien will be great additions as we aim to capitalise on the momentum we have achieved since the acquisition of the QHotels portfolio.”
Aprirose has a portfolio of over £1.5bn of commercial and residential real estate under management.