Industry Update
Appointment19 August 2020

Martin Hird

Appointed Group Director of Sales.
At Cycas Hospitality in Twickenham, United Kingdom

Martin Hird

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.

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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Philip Steiner - General Manager

19 August 2020 — From September Philip Steiner will take up the General Manager position for Cycas's upcoming Moxy and Residence Inn by Marriott double-decker hotel in Slough (opening April 2021). Since joining Cycas two years ago as Director of Accommodations & Serviced Apartments, Philip has been instrumental in introducing new operational systems across its portfolio to support the company's European expansion.
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