Aparthotel chain Roomzzz has appointed long-standing employee Mark Walton as chief operating officer.
Walton previously worked as head of Roomzzz and originally joined the firm in 2005. He opened the first two aparthotels before joining the Easy group to help roll out the Easy hotel chain across Europe and Dubai.
He rejoined the company three years later to help facilitate expansion plans, with the aim of having 1,000 keys across the UK by the end of 2017.
His career has spanned 20 years, during which time he has opened and managed more than 19 properties across the UK, Europe and Middle East.
Naveen Ahmed, CEO of Roomzzz, said: "To coincide with growing business opportunities and development of the Roomzzz brand, we decided to change Mark's role to chief operating officer. This new role will play to his strengths of leadership and will help to drive the business forward with our expansion plans.
"Mark has demonstrated time and time again through sheer hard work that he is brilliant operationally, an expert at opening new properties and runs a tight ship, which helps to increase turnover and deliver increased occupancy rates."
Walton added: "I'm delighted with my new role and cannot wait to implement further changes that will help drive the Roomzzz brand and business forward in the UK and international markets."
Roomzzz has five new hotels planned for the next 18 months.
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