UK: Jo Layton has joined serviced apartment operator and agency The Apartment Service as managing director, group commercial sales.
Layton will spend her initial 12 months establishing The
Apartment Service's new Alliance brand as part of her overall remit
to develop the company's agency, network and Room Space
She joins from BridgeStreet where she was responsible for sales and marketing throughout EMEA and APAC.
A committee member of the Hotel Marketing Association and executive committee member of the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP), Layton played a leading role in creating the UK grading system for serviced apartments in conjunction with Visit Britain.
Her career has included a nine year spell with Marriott and five years at the Intercontinental London on Park Lane.
Charlie McCrow, CEO of The Apartment Service, said: "Jo's vast experience, connections and credibility amongst corporates, buyers and agents alike will be invaluable in driving the sector forward."
Layton said: "I'm delighted to be joining The Apartment Service at such an exciting time. This is a well-established business with a reputation for service excellence and forward thinking, and the launch of the TAS Alliance will mark the beginning of a new phase in the evolution of the company and the serviced apartment sector."