Managing Director


Darren is the Managing Director of Countrywide Hotels; a company formed to deliver improved financial returns for owners of managed or franchised properties.
Countrywide Hotels has successfully established itself in the marketplace with new and existing contracts, together with a pipeline of current and new build properties.

Darren has recently spent time building relationships with national agents and debt lenders, to enable him to help new owners find funding and match properties to their requirements.

Darren’s hotel experience includes a successful tenure at the UK’s largest conference hotel operator as Operations Director, followed by Managing Director of Managed and Franchised Properties. Darren created traction and grew the portfolio through managed contracts and franchise agreements. These managed contracts included universities, both private and charity owners; all of whom grew their returns by virtue of entering these agreements. Prior to this role, Darren was the Operations Director for Thistle Hotels and before that Regional General Manager at MacDonald Hotels.

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