Industry Update
Appointment22 November 2019

Scott Christie

Named Interim CEO
At easyHotel Plc in London, United Kingdom

Scott Christie

The Board of easyHotel plc, the owner, developer and operator of "super budget" hotels, announces that Guy Parsons has decided to step down from his role as Chief Executive and will leave the Company on 21 November 2019. Guy has led the Company since 2015, during which time he has overseen the doubling of the hotel estate to some 40 hotels in the network with 3,759 rooms.

Scott Christie, currently Non-executive Interim Chairman, will from today become Interim Chief Executive Officer until such time as a new Chief Executive is appointed. The search for a new Chief Executive has commenced and a further announcement will be made as appropriate.

Harm Meijer, currently a Non-executive Director, is from today appointed to the role of Non-executive Chairman.

The Board also announces the appointments of Michael Neuman and Charles Persello to the Board as Non-executive Directors with immediate effect.

Michael, a qualified Member of the Royal Institute of Charted Surveyors, joined Ivanhoé Cambridge in 2014 as a director of investments, Europe and currently serves as vice president, investments, Europe. Prior to his current role, Michael had worked as a senior investment and asset manager for Unibail Rodamco since 2009.

Charles, a Director at ICAMAP Advisory, has over eight years' commercial real estate experience previously working at Unibail-Rodamco between 2011-17 both in retail development in France and subsequently in asset management in Germany.

easyHotel Plc

Brought to you by Stelios the serial entrepreneur, easyHotel is his first entry into the budget hotel sector. Offering exceptional value, you’ll already find easyHotel in great city centre locations around the world and we’re growing all the time.
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Recent Appointments at easyHotel

Guy Parsons - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

18 August 2015 — Budget hotels operator easyHotel PLC recently announced it has appointed Guy Parsons as its new chief executive officer, with effect from August 10. Parsons is the former chief executive of Travelodge, the hotel chain, and has spent time in the past working for Whitbread PLC, the owner of Premier Inn, and French hotel group Accor SA.
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Simon Champion - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

12 July 2013 — easyHotel, the budget hotel brand, headed by entrepreneur Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, has appointed a new Chief Executive to take charge of a major expansion programme aimed at putting value-for-money hotels into every major European city and beyond.
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