Industry Update
Appointment23 March 2015

Wayne Topley

Appointed Divisional Director
At RBH (former Redefine|BDL Hotels) in London, United Kingdom

Wayne TopleyRedefine|BDL Hotels has welcomed a host of new faces to its senior team, following significant growth within the group’s portfolio of hotels. Among the new recruits tasked to help support the growth of the UK’s largest independent management company is experienced Director of Operations Paul Harnedy and Divisional Director Wayne Topley. Both candidates took up their posts at the beginning of the year, with Paul overseeing hotel performance across 32 of the group’s 70 hotels. Wayne, who joins from IHG where he managed a cluster of hotels in the North West, is now responsible for operations in nine of Redefine|BDL Hotels’ high performing properties.

University of Derby

Wayne Topley (Class of 1996) is a graduate of University of Derby in Derby - United Kingdom
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RBH (former Redefine|BDL Hotels)

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