The Inn Collection Group has appointed Ian Goulding as its new chairman as the operator enters its next stage of growth and development.
Goulding was co-founder and former CFO of the 26-strong hotel group QHotels.
His appointment comes following the acquisition of the majority shareholding in The Inn Collection Group by private equity investor Alchemy Partners earlier this year.
“Ian has a wealth of commercial experience and specific experience in hospitality that will be of great value to us at a crucial time as we begin the next phase of our buy and build growth plans,” comments Sean Donkin, CEO of The Inn Collection Group.
“Expansion brings with it a number of challenges. Not only is it finding properties that meet our pubs with rooms blueprint of providing quality accommodation, food and beverages in contemporary inn environments, it is ensuring that the business can then accommodate the increased portfolio.
“Having achieved this with great success on several occasions with QHotels we will be drawing on Ian’s wisdom and experience as we progress the continual evolution of The Inn Collection Group.”
Goulding replaces outgoing chairman Geoff Hodgson who stepped down from the board in June.