New COO fro Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Aimbridge Hospitality’s international division, has expanded its senior management team with the appointment of Jean-Charles Denis to the role of Chief Operating Officer.

With a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry, Denis joins Interstate from IHG, where he held a variety of senior positions including Director of Operations, Vice President Commercial and Vice President Finance.

Having been an owner and operator of his own portfolio of hotels, Denis brings a unique perspective to the newly created role, overseeing operations across all of Interstate’s 96 hotels in the UK, Ireland, Europe and Russia.

Nicholas Northam, Executive Vice President – International for Interstate Hotels & Resorts, said, “I am delighted to welcome Jean-Charles to our senior team. His experience in the hospitality industry, both as an owner and in senior positions within IHG, make him a great asset to our organization.

'His appointment further strengthens our outstanding operations team to help drive performance for our owners as we continue to grow as a company.”

Denis said, “It’s fantastic to join the team at Interstate Hotels & Resorts and to be a part of the world’s leading hotel management company, responsible for the operations of all our hotels across the UK, Ireland, Europe and Russia.

“My appointment comes at what is a truly challenging time for our industry, but I’m looking forward to working with the international team and drawing on my own experience both at IHG and as a hotel owner and operator myself.”