Focus Hotels Management Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer

April 2019

Focus Hotels Management Ltd. is delighted to announce that Lynn Hood has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.

Lynn brings a wealth of hospitality experience to Focus and is looking forward to working with the Focus team to support the development of the company from its existing strong base to a leading independent “White Label” management company in the UK.

Prior to joining Focus, Lynn spent eight years at the helm of her successful consultancy business -Hotel Prosperity Ltd. working with key clients such as Westmont Hospitality Group, De Vere Hotels, RBH and KSL Capital partners.

Lynn undertook a number of high-profile projects which included the redevelopment and repositioning of the famous Belfry Golf Resort and Spa. Lynn's clients benefitted from a range of services which included operational and commercial expertise, leadership mentoring, hotel openings and rebranding as well as project management for key business changes.

Prior to setting up Hotel Prosperity Ltd., Lynn was on the main board of the multi award winning City Inn group as Operations Director where she was responsible for driving operational excellence across the group, positioning the brand as well as profit delivery for this joint venture start-up company. During this time Lynn successfully delivered a number of large city centre new hotel developments and openings.

Lynn's earlier career began with Walt Disney World progressing to leadership roles with brands such as Queens Moat Houses, Malmaison and Marriott International.

Peter Cashman CEO of Focus says “We are delighted that Lynn decided to join us adding strength and expertise to our already strong management team and underlining our commitment to the long-term successful development of the company”

Lynn Hood says “I am delighted to be joining Focus and having the opportunity to support its future development. There is a great team in place and I look forward to working with them to drive the future success of the business in what is a challenging business environment which will provide many opportunities to grow the business.”

Focus Hotels Management is a leading independent hospitality company with a UK portfolio of 17 hotels comprising over 1500 rooms and has a strong pipeline of existing and new build projects with over 1000 rooms.

Focus operate hotels under franchise agreements with Hilton, IHG, and Accor Hotels, as well as independent hotels such as the Hotel Colessio, Sketchley Grange and Spa, and the Oxford Witney Hotel.