Guoman and Thistle Hotels has promoted Edward Pinchard to the role of sales director, making him responsible for its entire London and international sales operation. Previously, Pinchard was head of sales UK for Thistle Hotels and also worked at an international management level for both Hilton and Intercontinental Hotels.
In his new role, he will be responsible for leading and developing the newly structured sales team for Guoman and Thistle in London, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. Commenting on his move, Pinchard said: "Both Guoman and Thistle are approaching an exciting phase in their development and our confidence in both brands and their individual offering enables us to fully progress our new national and international sales strategies.
"Guoman and Thistle Hotels' multi-million pound rebrand programme in the UK is well under way, which will enable us to attract and retain guests by providing them with the best possible quality and service. Internationally, Guoman's deluxe proposition is expanding with new properties opening in China and Malaysia."