Industry Update
Appointment11 August 2017

Andy Besent

Named Head of Sales
At Jurys Inn Group Ltd. in Dublin, Ireland

Andy Besent Leading the UK and Irish hotel group, Jurys Inn, is delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Besent as Head of Sales for the Group. Andy will play a key role in continuing Jurys Inn’s successes and enhancing its already strong brand and market position across the UK and Ireland. Following the recent launch of the integrated Stay Happy brand repositioning and marketing campaign, Andy will concentrate on maximising the Group’s growth through direct to consumer channels. He will be responsible for overseeing the continued expansion of all sales initiatives across the Jurys Inn portfolio, including the management and supervision of the regional sales managers. With over 7,300 rooms across 36 hotels (31 hotels in the UK, four in Ireland and one in Prague), Amaris Hospitality, the hotel group that owns and manages Jurys Inn, has invested a significant amount over the last 24 months rebranding, renovating and extending the Jurys Inn portfolio. In his new role, Andy will also focus on driving the Group’s growth in the M&E market, which grew by 61% over the last year with 215,000 sq. Feet of space added following significant investment. Based in Watford and reporting directly to Jason Carruthers, Managing Director of Jurys Inn, Andy brings more than 20 years experience in sales into the new role, most recently as Managing Director at HRS UK where he was responsible for creating new opportunities to continue the growth path of the company. He has a strong track record in the hospitality industry, previously as Sales Director at Travelodge, in addition to holding senior sales positions at InterContinental Hotels Group and Guoman & Thistle Hotels.
Recent Appointments at Jurys Inn Group Ltd.

Jonathan Read - Head of National Accounts

16 October 2017 — Jurys Inn is delighted to announce the promotion of Jonathan Read into the new role of Head of National Accounts for the group. Jonathan moves into the new role having held the position as National Account Director at Jurys Inn for six years.
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Niall O’Shaughnessy - Hotel Manager

14 March 2017 — Niall O’Shaughnessy has been appointed as Hotel Manager of Jurys Inn Inverness. Niall has worked for the company since 2011, holding a number of senior management positions including Deputy General Manager of the recently refurbished Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel and Conference Venue.
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Jamie Taylor - Director of Business Development

21 October 2016 — Jamie Taylor will join the Jurys Inn sales team this month in the newly created role of Director of Business Development, Jurys Inn Hinckley Island. Jamie has extensive sales experience within the MICE segment gained from 14+ years of on property director of sales and regional roles with groups such as IHG, QHotels and Dhillion Hotels.
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