Industry Update
Appointment15 July 2021

Tim Rumney

Named Interim CEO
At BWH Hotel Group GB in London, United Kingdom

Tim Rumney

Independent Hotelier and current Chairman of the group, Tim Rumney will take over from Rob Paterson later this month as Interim CEO later this month.

Rob Paterson, who joined BWH Hotel Group in 2018, has decided to leave the brand which represents almost 300 independently owned hotels in GB. In his place, Tim Rumney, who has been Chairman of the group's board for five years and Board Member for 12 years, is stepping into the role of Interim CEO for a period of at least six months, providing stability and continuity for employees and hotels within the membership organisation.

On Rob's departure and his new role within BWH Hotel Group, Tim Rumney said:

"It has been a pleasure working alongside Rob since 2018, where his commercial acumen and hospitality expertise has truly benefitted our brand portfolio. At a time where hospitality businesses are still suffering, I am proud to be stepping in as Interim CEO for the brand, to continue the great work Rob and his team have been doing throughout the pandemic, to best support our hotels.

We have exciting opportunities ahead of us to refocus the organisation for our members as we emerge from the pandemic and move into the recovery mode as a more effective commercial business whilst retaining our 'by hotelier for hotelier' ethos."

Earlier this year, the membership organisation reported a surge in new hotels joining their brand portfolio, including the addition of World Hotels Distinctive Collection Ten Hill Place in Edinburgh, taking its total to almost 300 members.

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BWH Hotel Group is a leading, global hospitality network comprised of three hotel companies, including WorldHotels™ Collection, Best Western® Hotels & Resorts and SureStay Hotel Group®. The global network boasts approximately 4,700 hotels in over 100 countries and territories worldwide*.
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