Cycas Hospitality welcomes three new Vice Presidents of Operations

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Published on 21/04/22 - Updated on 21/04/22

Cycas Hospitality announced the appointment of three Vice Presidents of Operations to support the growth of its portfolio.

As Cycas Hospitality continues to expand across Europe, with now operating across six European countries, the hotel management company has boosted its senior operational team to strengthen its ongoing expansion into new markets.

Cycas welcomes Dean Rossilli as Vice President of Operations, bringing with him 30 years of international hospitality experience in branded full-service hotels across the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Southeast Asia. His remit covers Cycas’s London hotels, plus two new additions to the Cycas portfolio which will open across Europe later this year.

Dean Rossili was before Area General Manager at ONYX Hospitality Group and spent four years in Malaysia at this position. Prior to that he had accrued significant general manager experience across differing markets, within Pan Pacific Hotel Group in Indonesia and Singapore, glh Hotels across Malaysia, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts in the United Kingdom, and Marriott International across England, Scotland and the United States.

Luc Vicherd and Bill Burnett, who both joined Cycas Hospitality in January 2020, also become Vice-President of Operations for Cycas Hospitality. Luc Vicherd will continue overseeing Cycas’s French and Swiss portfolio, including its two dual-brand hotels by Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, while Bill Burnett takes on responsibility for Cycas’s properties in Southwest and Northern United Kingdom.

Luc Vicherd has a 20 years' experience in hospitality management with positions among world leader groups such as Accor, IHG and Oletis. Bill Burnett worked for more than 15 years in the Food and Beverage management. Then he became General Manager of several hotels for Holiday Inn, BDL Hotels and DoubleTree by Hilton.

Cycas Hospitality also appoints new General Manager. Vincent Panouillot is the newest General Manager to join the Cycas team, bringing his in-depth knowledge of the Parisian market following recent roles with Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels and Marriott International.

Antonio Chiarotti joined Cycas in recent months as Cluster General Manager, he previously worked with Stayo, Native Serviced Apartments and Generator London. And Manny Baber has taken over the running of the Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites Dundee. He previously worked at senior operational level with Hilton Hotels & Resorts and has furthermore 25 years’ experience managing F&B and hotel operations across the UK 

We’re delighted to further strengthen Cycas’s operations team to ensure we continue delivering outstanding results as we expand into new markets. […] People have always been at the heart of our business, and this is an extremely exciting time for Cycas. Not only have we doubled our European portfolio over the last two years, but - with a bulging pipeline of opportunities - it’s never been more critical for us to ensure we build, develop and maintain Europe’s best hospitality team. 

Apurva Pratap, Managing Director of Cycas Hospitality

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