Cycas Hospitality adds to London team ahead of property openings

George Sell By George Sell
10 May 2017 | Updated 10 May 2017

UK: Serviced apartment and aparthotel operator Cycas Hospitality has made three appointments as it prepares for the launch of four properties in London.

Mark Gillings joins as regional area manager, Esther Fodor as sales manager and Martin Doshev as hotel manager for Residence Inn - London Bridge. The trio will be part of the opening team for Starwood Capital Group's portfolio, which includes Residence Inn - London Bridge and Residence Inn London - Kensington as well as two further Cycas managed serviced apartment properties in Bermondsey and Tower Bridge.

Prior to joining Cycas, Gillings was VP, hotels and leisure at SFC Group, one of the largest hospitality operators in the UAE. Esther Fodor was previously an account manager at The Ascott Limited, where she was responsible for managing global sales and accounts. Martin Doshev joins from Go Native where he was operations manager, assisting in the smooth running and operating of service apartments in London Bridge.

John Wagner, founding partner of Cycas Hospitality said: "We are thrilled to have Mark, Esther and Martin on board at this pivotal moment for Cycas. Not only will they will be flying the flag for our new London properties but they will also be championing the rest of the Cycas award-winning extended-stay portfolio."
 
Gillings said: "I am so excited to be a part of the opening team for an industry-leading extended-stay brand and what will be the first Residence Inn for Marriott to launch in the capital. South-east London is a fascinating and attractive option for the inquisitive business traveller. I look forward to working alongside the team to help manage this milestone project for Cycas and help reach out further to the international relocation and business travel market."
 
Cycas Hospitality manages Starwood Capital Group's four aparthotels in London which include Marriott's first extended-stay properties in the capital; Residence Inn London - London Bridge and Residence Inn London - Kensington. The company also manages two further properties in Bermondsey and Tower Bridge. All four properties are owned by a controlled affiliate of Starwood Capital Group and will be operated under a franchise agreement with Cycas Hospitality.
 
The portfolio is currently undergoing a comprehensive refurbishment due to be completed before end of 2017.

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