UK: Operator and developer Splendid Hospitality Group has promoted Andrew Kendrick to managing director, effective immediately.
Kendrick first joined Splendid in 2016 as regional operations manager. In 2019 he progressed to a divisional managerial role before being appointed group operations director in 2020.
His promotion comes as part of an internal restructure of the senior management team at Splendid. Kendrick’s role will bring the group’s portfolio of branded and independent hotels throughout the UK under one umbrella.
Kendrick will also be responsible for the group’s development pipeline, including refurbishments.
He said: Splendid has always been an entrepreneurial business with incredible agility, and it is a real honour to build on my seven years with the family by taking over the leadership of the entire hotel portfolio. I think it is vitally important to maintain what has made us great over the years, and work as a united team to ensure all our hotels work together to deliver extraordinary experiences to our guests with the Splendid values at the heart of everything we do.
“We are in a truly blessed position to operate hotels from North to South and East to West across the United Kingdom, with over seven different brands as well as some unique independent hotels within our group. We have an opportunity to take our team members on an incredible journey of development within our company, and I am excited to be part of this next chapter for Splendid,” Kendrick added.
Nadeem Boghani, vice chairman of Splendid Hospitality, said: “Andrew is an exceptional leader and we are thrilled to have appointed him into this position – the first time in Splendid’s history that we have a Managing Director heading up the hotels division. We have worked hard this year to redefine Splendid’s vision and values, and create strong strategic pillars of our business, leveraging talent and creating centres of excellence. Andrew is a key part of our growth strategy, and I am looking forward to seeing him lead the division.”