The newly-rebranded RBH has appointed a new chief commercial officer.
The independent hotel management company, formerly known as Redefine / BDL Hotels, has recruited Ian Barrigan to spearhead the commercial growth strategy across the portfolio, which currently stands at more than 70 properties.
Barrigan will be based in RBH’s London head office and has worked within the travel industry for more than 30 years, with experience at British Airways, Hilton and Guoman Thistle.
Now as part of his new role, Barrigan will oversee the sales, revenue management and hotel marketing functions within the wider commercial team.
He 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.”