Arora Group announces new appointments

The Arora Group today announced a series of new appointments within its hotel management team. Yousif Al-wagga will join the Group as General Manager Renaissance London Heathrow; Ryan Nicholls will move from his role as General Manager of Renaissance London Heathrow to become General Manager of flagship Sofitel London Heathrow and James Berry, currently General Manager of Sofitel London Heathrow has been appointed General Manager of the two new hotels the 304 bedroom Crowne Plaza and the 457 bedroom Holiday Inn Express due to open at London Heathrow Terminal 4 in late summer.

The appointments are illustrative of Arora’s commitment to retaining and nurturing talent and come amid a period of significant growth for the company. As well as a new luxury country house hotel and spa that is being built on the site of Savill Court Hotel, Arora Group currently has over 1,100 bedrooms in development, including the four-star deluxe Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express at London Heathrow Terminal 4, and the Hilton Garden Inn at London Heathrow Terminal 2.

Vincent Madden, Group Director of Operations, said: “We’re delighted to announce these changes to our hotel management team. Both Ryan and James continue to do a stellar job for us and we’re happy to be in a position to continue to offer them new challenges within the group. Yousif joins us with extensive hotel and hospitality experience and I’m confident he will be a real asset to Renaissance London Heathrow as well as the wider Arora team.”

Yousif joins Renaissance London Heathrow from Apex Hotels, where most recently he was Joint Managing Director, having previously been Group Operations Director and prior to that was General Manager in the City of London property.

Yousif Al-wagga said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Arora Group at such an exciting time for the company. The Renaissance Heathrow is a fantastic property and I’m looking forward to the new challenge of leading the team as we continue to expand the business, delivering a first-class service for our customers.”

The Arora Group is a successful UK-focused private group of companies. The Group employs over 2,200 people and operates in excess of 4,000 bedrooms.

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