Cycas Hospitality Strengthens Leadership Team with Senior Appointments

Cycas Hospitality Strengthens Leadership Team with Senior Appointments

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Published on 06/03/24 – Updated on 06/03/24

Cycas Hospitality new appointments

Cycas Hospitality has announced three senior appointments aimed at bolstering its leadership team as the company expands its presence across Europe.

Keith Griffiths, previously holding key roles such as Managing Director at Atlas and Starboard Hotels, joins as Chief Operating Officer. He will oversee operational divisions in the UK & Ireland alongside Julia Harnischfeger, recently appointed to lead operational strategies for the continental European portfolio.

“Cycas is an outstanding company with a stunning portfolio of branded and independent properties. I’m very much looking forward to helping achieve Cycas’ ambitious goals for hotel performance, talent development and further growth.” – Keith Griffiths, Chief Operating Officer at Cycas Hospitality

Jason Wischhoff assumes the role of Chief Development Officer, bringing 20 years of experience in hotel investment, including positions at Dream Hotel Group, Accor, and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

With an eye for detail in Development, and a passion for F&B and in the hospitality sector, I’m truly excited to be part of a company which provides opportunities to drive growth across all these elements. “I’m looking forwards to spearheading Cycas’ expansion across Europe, bringing on board even more amazing Cycadettes on this journey with us, and working with our great investment partners and global hotel brands.” – Jason Wischhoff, Chief Development Officer in Cycas Hospitality

Rosa Ceparano joins as Chief Financial Officer, bringing her extensive finance background from Hotel Co 51 and Vastint Hospitality to lead a team of over 60 Finance and IT specialists across Europe.

“I am thrilled to be joining Cycas Hospitality as Chief Financial Officer, as the company continues its impressive growth across Europe. I am very excited by the market & sector opportunities and to help achieve the company’s next chapter of growth and transformation by superior financial and operational execution in the years ahead.” – Rosa Ceparano Chief Financial Officer in Cycas Hospitality

These appointments coincide with Cycas Hospitality’s expansion efforts, which currently span over 55 hotels across twelve European countries.

“I am incredibly proud to welcome Keith, Rosa and Jason to Cycas Hospitality. They are accomplished industry leaders who will make a huge difference to Cycas, our hotels and our investment partners. Moreover, they are incredible leaders, whose values align fully with ours to help Cycas continue to build and develop the strongest hospitality team in Europe.” – Matt Luscombe, Chief Executive Officer in Cycas Hospitality

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