BOARD APPOINTMENT - TRAVELODGE POACHES PAUL HARVEY FROM HILTON INTERNATIONAL TO THE NEWLY CREATED POSITION, DIRECTOR OF PROPERTY & DEVELOPMENT
16th Oct 2006
Travelodge is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Harvey to the Board as Director of Property & Development.
Paul joins Travelodge from Hilton International where he has worked for over nine years in a variety of senior positions including Vice President, Japan & Micronesia, Managing Director, Livingwell and UK Finance Director. Prior to this Paul has worked for Meridien, Forte London and Grosvenor House.
Paul joins the Travelodge team immediately and will report to Grant Hearn, Chief Executive. He will head up the newly created property division that includes both the Commercial and Development teams. Paul will also develop a new international planning and strategy department.
Grant Hearn, Chief Executive, commented:
"I am delighted that Paul is joining us as Director of Property & Development. Paul has a wide ranging role and brings with him a wealth of experience. This newly created position shows Travelodge's continued commitment to rapid growth in the UK and aspirations for international expansion in the longer term."
Paul's team will be responsible for delivering Travelodge's ambitious expansion plans. He will be charged with finding and building 3,000 rooms each year in the UK as Travelodge works towards its target of 32,000 rooms by 2010. The new property division will also review international development opportunities in the longer term.
Paul Harvey commented:
"I am excited to be joining the Travelodge team in this newly created position. Over the last few years it is clear to see that this company has been by far the most dynamic hotel business in the UK. The growth potential of the brand is huge and I look forward to working with the team to further the Travelodge low price hotel revolution."
Greg Dawson, Travelodge - 01844 358644
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