Industry Update
Appointment26 May 2020

Daniel Bowen

Appointed Development Director for the DACH region
At Cycas Hospitality in Cologne, Germany

Daniel Bowen

Last month Daniel Bowen joined Cycas's Development and Acquisition team, becoming Development Director for the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). Joining Cycas from Dorint Hotels & Resorts, Daniel brings ten years' experience as a German hotel developer and previously helped Novum Hospitality expand its portfolio. Working with Cycas's Chief Development Officer, Asli Kutlucan, Daniel's will be responsible for growing the company's presence across Germany - including strong secondary cities - through strategic partnerships and portfolio acquisitions.

IUBH International University

Daniel Bowen (Class of 0) is a graduate of IUBH International University in Bad Honnef - Germany
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Cycas Hospitality BV

Cycas Hospitality was founded by Eduard Elias and John Wagner. John was formerly responsible for the development of the Staybridge Suites brand as Vice President of Staybridge Suites and Hotel Indigo, EMEA, IHG.
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Recent Appointments at Cycas Hospitality BV

Jonathan Bowen - General Manager

19 August 2020 — Following Cycas's first UK partnership with Accor, in May Jonathan Bowen became General Manager of the Ibis Bridgwater (opening January 2021). Jonathan's combination of 15 years' hospitality experience across the South West of England, as well as a strong relationship with Accor, ensures he is well placed to successfully open Cycas's first property in the region early next year.
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Petra Baer - General Manager

19 August 2020 — This September Petra Baer will become General Manager of Cycas's first property in Belgium; the Residence Inn Brussels Airport (opening March 2021). Fluent in seven languages and with a strong background in hotel operations, Petra joins from Marriott International, where she spent 22 years working across a range of the group's best-known brands.
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Martin Hird - Group Director of Sales.

19 August 2020 — Martin joined from Interstate Hotels & Resorts, where he spent five years helping shape the sales function and was responsible for 30 hotels across the UK market. With 14 years' experience of providing strategic sales solutions across a diverse portfolio of brands and markets, Martin reports into Cycas's Commercial Director, Neetu Mistry.
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