Australia: Quest Apartment Hotels has appointed Craig Ryan as its first chief commercial officer.
Ryan is charged with leading the business into its next stage of
growth and international expansion.
He joins Quest from Oakwood Worldwide where he was managing director, Asia Pacific, responsible for the operation of 400 properties across 15 countries and 72 cities. he has also worked for York Hotels in Australia, and BridgeStreet Global Hospitality in the US and Singapore.
In his role as CCO, effective from 11 July 2016, Ryan will be responsible for developing the next stage of Quest's sales, marketing, brand and revenue strategies, as the company continues its rapid growth across Australasia and establishes a presence in the United Kingdom.
Quest CEO Zed Sanjana said: "We are thrilled to welcome Craig Ryan to the Quest team as CCO. He brings a robust track record for achieving targets and creative strategies, in addition to an international perspective which will be a great asset as we expand into the UK."
Ryan said: "I am absolutely delighted to be appointed Quest's first CCO. With this new role comes great responsibility, as well as great opportunity. I am honoured to be joining the talented and passionate Quest team as they continue to grow and strengthen the brand's legacy and build on its many successes. Together we will focus on continuing the process of modernising the brand; evolving the organisation's culture as it transitions from a family-base to a corporate-base. Expanding national and global market share will be a priority, achieved by partnering with our franchisees and other stakeholders to deliver premium properties and personalised guest experiences."