Industry Update
Appointment17 January 2019

Barnaby Kean

Appointed General Manager
At Holiday Inn Express Bridgwater in Bridgwater , United Kingdom

Barnaby Kean

In anticipation of the Holiday Inn Express Bridgwater opening in spring 2019, Barnaby Kean has been newly appointed as General Manager. Barnaby (37) will lead the team at the new 138-bedroom hotel, which is operated by the UK's leading independent hotel management company, RBH.

The experienced hotelier boasts a varied background within the industry, honing his expertise as a Sous Chef, Head Chef and Operations Manager, before taking on his most recent role as Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn London - Regent's Park.Holiday Inn Express Bridgwater is set to be the biggest hotel in the area, located in the Regional Rural Business Centre on the outskirts of the Somerset town. The hotel will offer a spacious bar and restaurant area, alongside two meeting rooms and an on-site car park.

RBH (former Redefine|BDL Hotels)

London-headquartered Redefine|BDL Hotels, which has a portfolio of more than 75 hotels across the UK, will be known as RBH going forward and has a new-look brand to match the streamlined company name.
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