UK: Steve Thorne has been appointed as managing director of Deep Blue Apartments’ Flying Butler brand.
Thorne has previously worked for Oakwood Worldwide, City
Apartments Ltd, Staybridge Suites and The Ascott, and was most
recently sales and marketing director at Grosvenor House Apartments
by Jumeirah Living.
He is tasked with delivering "a well-funded, growth strategy".
Thorne said: "I am thrilled to become part of the Deep Blue story. As one of the more mature operators, the combination of stability and experience together with exciting expansion plans is very attractive to me. I'm looking forward to bringing my experience and knowledge to help take the company to the next stage."
Deep Blue chairman Steve Brenman said: "We are delighted that Steve has chosen to join us at this very exciting stage of our evolution. Our Flying Butler brand has been very successfully launched as 'the next best thing to home,' and we are now looking to capitalise on that momentum. It's a statement of our intent that a professional of Steve's calibre sees the potential and I'm looking forward to supporting him and the team to achieve our goals."