RBH has announced the return of hotelier, Neil Taylor, to the business as he takes up a new post on the company’s Executive Committee.
Neil, who will be based in RBH’s London head office, has stepped into the role of Chief Operating Officer – Select Service Division.
He will lead on ensuring operational excellence of the Select Service brands – including Holiday Inn Express, ibis Styles and Hampton by Hilton – across the company’s 70-strong portfolio of properties.
With more than 30 years’ hospitality experience, including general manager roles, Neil rose through the ranks at RBH originally to become Chief Operating Officer in 2007 – a post he held until 2014.
His most recent role was that of Operations Director for Cheval Residences, where he spent the last two years managing a portfolio of 5-star luxury serviced apartments across London – experience that will prove pivotal to RBH’s development further into this industry sector.
Neil will work alongside current Chief Operating Officer – Full Service Division, John Stuart, who will now focus on operations across RBH’s full service brands.
Neil said: “I gained a great deal of my career experience within RBH, so it’s wonderful to be welcomed back into the business.
“I’m looking forward to working across a number of reputable hotel brands, and to really championing the highest possible operating standards within each and every property to ensure our guests enjoy the best possible experience, no matter which Select Service hotel they choose to stay with.”
Helder Pereira, RBH’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “It goes without saying that we are thrilled to welcome Neil back to RBH. He was a key member of the team for a number of years, and – with a track record that speaks for itself – I am sure he will make a key addition to our strong, experienced Executive Committee.
“The appointment of a Chief Operating Officer specifically focused on Select Service brands highlights the rapid growth across the business, which is in keeping with our ambition to become Europe’s leading independent hotel management company without losing focus on key operational functions.”