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Lester Hotels

Our combined expertise across all areas of hospitality management and development will help you grow and evolve your hotel business, achieving the success that your property asset deserves. With years of experience, we are confident we can create a bespoke solution for your business needs.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Lester Hotels Management Services offers expert management, guidance, market analysis, development opportunities and a comprehensive list of services to the hospitality industry. With the hard-won benefit of many years’ experience in the hospitality market both at home and abroad, our team is driven by its passion for hotels. Whether you are an investor, owner, manager or developer, we can help you realise the full potential of your asset or business venture.

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OUR TEAM

Simon Lester

Simon Lester

CHAIRMAN & CEO

In 1999, Simon formed Lester Hotels, a company that owns and manages mid-market hotels throughout the UK and Ireland, and also founded the Venue Resource Group, a company providing global hotel and conference booking services, before successfully selling the business in 2009. In 2018 Simon launched his new aparthotel brand called CitiHome and is looking forward to introducing his new concept in accommodation described as ‘co-living for professionals’ to key cities across the UK and beyond.

Martin Johnstone

Martin Johnstone

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Martin’s hospitality career began with Thistle Hotels holding various operational management roles before taking the opportunity to move into the finance arena. Since qualifying as an accountant (CIMA), Martin has developed a unique financial expertise in the hospitality industry enabling a strong communication between all functions of the business. Martin is responsible for the financial performance of all units within the group focusing on key margins, returns on investment, detailed financial feasibilities and budgets.

MICHAEL BIBRING

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 acquisition and 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 highly acclaimed Great Northern Hotel and Lester Hotels. Michael as Development Director of CitiHome has a particular focus on operating agreements, management contracts, development and refurbishment.

Sheridon Mascoll

Sheridon Mascoll

GROUP OPERATIONS MANAGER

Sheridon has worked in hospitality for the last 20 years and she 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 and 2015 she launched both the Arbor Hyde Park hotel and the Arbor City. Sheridon joined Lester Hotels in January 2017 and is responsible for all areas of the hotel operations and refurbishment projects.

Lisa Garner

Lisa Garner

REVENUE DIRECTOR

Experienced Cluster Revenue Manager who has managed the hotel revenue departments of hotels across three continents. As a hospitality veteran and revenue consultant, Lisa is frequently required to engage in a variety of different revenue management assignments for all accommodation types, this has enabled her to develop expert data science skills and a deep analytical understanding pertaining to all areas of hotel economics.

Barry Wishart

Barry Wishart

DIRECTOR OF SALES

Barry has been building and launching hotel brands for over 20 years now having started his hospitality career carrying luggage in a 5* hotel in Paris. He successfully helped build the Grange Hotels chain opening 17 hotels in 15 years before launching Arbor Hotels in London. He then continued his career by moving to Italy where he opened Rome’s finest urban resort hotel, the Aroma Hotel, and launched to great acclaim, one of Venice’s leading hotels, the Palazzo Venart. He is responsible for all areas of sales and marketing.

OUR MISSION

We want to help you to maximise your revenue and improve the capital value of your asset by helping to transform your property into an operation that runs at optimised efficiency, with streamlined functions, complete legislative compliance and services that leave a lasting, positive impression on your guests. With a track record of results in managing all aspects of the hotel operation, we want to share our expertise with you to help your asset grow. Our management services provide your business with the infrastructure you need for success in a changing world.

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