Paul Harnedy

Paul Harnedy

Head of Asset Management

Paul is Amaris Hospitality’s Head of Asset Management, having joined the Group in October 2018, with responsibility for the development of the Group’s overall property strategy and portfolio and the  identification of new acquisition and development opportunities.

A seasoned hotelier Paul started his 20 year career in hospitality having studied Hospitality Management at University College Birmingham.

He has managed the development of portfolios of hotels for global brands and in provincial UK markets, including central London, Airport markets and large conference led and leisure-based businesses.

Before joining Amaris Hospitality he held the position of Regional Vice President of Operations at Interstate Hotels and Resorts, leading its largest owner portfolio, consisting of 19 Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels throughout the UK, operating in City, Airport and tertiary markets.

Prior to Interstate, Paul led the development of a 5-year strategic plan for Greene King Pub Co aimed at bring their hotel assets (141) into a single collection, to maximise the performance of this non-core part of the business.

Paul managed a UK portfolio of hotels on behalf of owner LRG as Director of Operations, trading under various IHG brands and with an EBITDA in excess of £120million. He worked on the strategic disposal of some 60 hotels over a period of 2 years with the final 22 realising over £1billion for the company’s shareholders.

Prior to IHG, Paul spent 6 years at Barceló UK (formerly Paramount Hotels), initially as Executive General Manager and then as Regional Director UK, sitting on the UK Executive team.  He also held the role of Commercial Director whilst maintaining his operational responsibilities over a period of 14 months.

Recognised in 2004 as one of 30 brightest prospects in the hospitality industry he was awarded a coveted Acorn Award from the Caterer Magazine.