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Meet The Team







Behind the numerous success stories and impressive figures is a team of directors that have made their name several times over in this industry.
They will help you get to exactly where you want to be.




Simon Lester,
Chairman & CEO

With a proven track record in 4 and 5 star hotels, a successful booking agency business and consultant services for CEOs under his belt, Simon is
 the perfect person to help major hotel groups across the world to develop their business.





Martin Johnstone,
Finance Director


From successful beginnings with Thistle Hotels, Martin's career and financial expertise have gone from strength to strength. He's now responsible for the financial performance of hotels and can count increased margins, high returns of investment and innovative financial plans amongst his list of successes.





Michael Bibring,
Development Director


From heading the property department of a London Law Firm, Michael took a board position at the MWB group managing the highly successful development programme which included hotels in iconic brands such as Malmaison, De Vere, Hotel Du Vin and Village hotels. As well as working with RAM, owners of the recently opened and highly acclaimed Great Northern Hotel. Michael as Development Director of Lester Hotels has a particular focus on operating agreements, management contracts, development and refurbishment.





David Stanford,
Consultant to the Board


From building up hotel groups to building smart investments, David has brought exceptional success to every area of hotel development he has been involved in. Above and beyond his considerable expertise is a passion for the industry and a genuine desire to help the organisation succeed.





Michael Prager, 
Sales & Marketing Director


During a thirty year career in hospitality worked for global brands like Intercontinental Hotels as Head of Global Sales and Development, Sheraton as Head of Advertising for EMEA and VP Marketing Africa and was MD of Utell and CEO of The Real Hotel Group plc.  He started his career in hospitality with Trusthouse Forte in the UK. 





Michael Lynch, 
Development Director (Ireland)

Michael has over 22 years of wide ranging and hard nosed experience in the sector. He was the developer , owner and operator of Lynch Hotels one of Irelands largest and most dynamic hotel groups with a peak turnover of 45million euros. More latterly he was a consultant to the 24 hotel strong Principal Hayley Group accross their UK estate of properties where he headed up their multi million pound turnover Food and Beverage division.




Daniela Paderi
Head of Sales 

Daniela has an impressive track record and brings a wealth of experience to us from major brands such as Starwood, Hyatt & Sheraton.  She joins us from her native Italy where she has been running her own business since 2013 in Cagliari, Sardinia.  Prior to that she was director of sales for the costa Smeralda area for Starwood to which she moved from the middle east where she was Starwood’s director of sales in Deirah & Bahrein having joined the company in 2008.




Lisa Garner
Revenue Director

Experienced Revenue Manager who has managed the Hotel Revenue Departments of hotels across three continents.As a Hospitality veteran and Revenue Consultant, I am frequently required to engage in a variety of different Revenue Management assignments. This has enabled me to develop a diverse and broad range of skills and experiences.




Sheridon Mascoll
Group Operations Manager

Sheridon has worked in hospitality for the last 20 years. Started her career in the 5* Careenage Bay Beach and Golf Club resort on the stunning Caribbean Island of Canouan. After moving to the UK in 2000 she worked as a General Manager with New Forest Hotels before moving to London. In 2014/2015 she was instrumental in launching Arbor Hyde Park hotel, a 40 bedroom  4* Boutique hotel  and in 2015 Arbor City. Sheridon joined Lester Hotels in January 2017 and is involved in all areas of the hotel operations and refurbishment projects.




Victoria Crampton
Digital Marketing Manager
Victoria, has a background in Information Technology Management for Business with a 2;1 BA Honours degree from Loughborough University and a published article in the Software Quality Management British School Computing Conference. 



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