Managing Director


Darren is the Managing Director of Countrywide Hotels; a company formed to deliver improved financial returns for owners of managing 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’s recent hotel experience includes a successful tenure at the UK’s largest conference hotel operator as Operations Director, followed by Managing Director of Development. Darren created traction and grew the portfolio through managed contracts and franchise agreements. These managed contracts included universities, and 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. This built on his experience he gained at MacDonald Hotels in a regional general managers role.

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