Under John’s leadership, Amaris Hospitality is currently undertaking a £100 million transformational investment programme aimed at leveraging the size and scale of the Group’s portfolio of hotels and brands. Between 2008 and 2014 John held the role of Chief Executive Officer of Jurys Inn Hotel Group. In this time he oversaw the development and implementation of an ambitious growth, develop and investment programme aimed at transforming and growing the Jurys Inn business and repositioning Jurys Inn as a leading mid and upper market hotel brand. This strategy culminated in the successful sale of Jurys Inn to Lone Star in January 2015 for £680 million.
John joined Quinlan Private as Director of Hospitality in 2007, following 23 years with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, where he held a number of positions including General Manager of the Regent Kuala Lumpur and General Manager of the Four Seasons Dublin. In 2002, John was appointed Regional Vice President with Four Seasons and assumed responsibility for hotel operations, owner relations and overall leadership of its hotels in Dublin, Prague and Budapest.
John earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management (Honours) at the Dublin College of Catering and Dublin University (Trinity). He is ranked by the Caterer as one of the most influential executives in the UK Hospitality industry, is a Fellow of the Irish Hospitality Institute and a frequent speaker at industry events.
Speaking at International Hospitality Investment Forum