Yotel has announced a series of senior appointments, including the promotion of Rohan Thakkar to Chief Development Officer, as the operator looks towards the next key phase of its global expansion plans.
Graduated from Cornell University with a Bahelor degree in Hospitality, Rohan Thakkar started his career as Analyst, Transaction Real Estate & Hospitality at Ernst & Young in 2008. Two years later, he joined Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide as Manager, Real Estate Investment Management.
In 2014, je joined Yotel and held several positions, including Senior Manager, Vice President and Senior Vice President of the Development & Strategy division. He was finally named Chief Development Officer in January 2022.
During these 8 years among the group, he drove the growth of its US portfolio from New York with the first agreements in cities like Boston, Miami and San Francisco, as well as the first YotelPad and franchise agreement in Park City. He has since done the same in EMEA from a base in London.
Other appointments will form a centralised commercial brand team, in what is a new model for the business. Key hires include Edward Pinchard as Chief Commercial Officer; Olivia Donnan as Vice President Brand & Communications; Nader Nawwar as Vice President of Business Performance for EMEA; Travis Breen as Vice President of Business Performance for USA; Augustin Cacot as Vice President of Demand; and Clare Bastiman as Vice President of Commercial Operations.
Hubert Viriot, CEO of Yotel, was present during the 28th edition of the Hospitality Operator Forum and talked about the growth of the group and its projects for the future as you can see right here.