Lauren Goodwin has been appointed as the new Group Sales Director for leading UK hotel management company Jupiter Hotels. Formally Regional Director of Sales for The Hotel Collection and with previous senior sales positions held at Marriott Hotels and Best Western, Lauren brings a wealth of over 25 years of hotel industry experience to forward thinking Jupiter Hotels.
With key expertise in driving the Meetings & Events sector through long term corporate and agency relationships, Lauren will play a key role in providing clear direction and leadership for both individual hotel and central sales teams. Working with all hotels across the portfolio, Lauren’s primary aim is to ensure a strong and robust sales plan as Jupiter Hotels continues to adapt through an exciting time of change.
“I am delighted to be part of a growing senior team at Jupiter Hotels. I’m looking forward to using the skills and knowledge I’ve developed over the years to really make an impact on the success of the business as a whole. It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Jupiter team as we continue to innovate and develop our offering in the UK,” Lauren said.
Jupiter Hotels own and operate 26 Mercure branded hotels in the UK, with a total of over 2,700 rooms. October 2015 introduced an acquisition by the joint venture between Thailand’s Singha Estate, a public real estate company, and FICO Holding, a subsidiary of FICO Group also based in Thailand.
Injecting high levels of investment and confirming the company’s commitment to double the portfolio of hotels within a two-year period, FS JV Co have strengthened Jupiter Hotels vision for significant growth in the future.
Commenting on Lauren’s appointment, CEO of Jupiter Hotels Shane Harris said, “I am pleased to announce that Lauren Goodwin has joined Jupiter Hotels as Group Sales Director. Lauren’s appointment underpins our commitment to recruit and retain a talented and dynamic senior team as we continue to propel the business to new heights.”