The NH Hotel Group’s board of directors has approved the appointment of Ramón Aragonés as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.
Its decision was supported by a favourable report by the company’s appointments, remuneration and corporate governance committee, and the board further resolved to submit a motion for his appointment as Director at the next general shareholders meeting.
Aragonés, currently Executive Director of Business and Operations, will be formally designated CEO at the board meeting taking place immediately after the general shareholders meeting.
Since June of last year Aragonés has assumed responsibility as the group’s Executive Director of Business and Operations, and, In addition to overseeing operations across the company’s nearly 400 hotels, he has executed the portfolio repositioning plan, rolled out the new sales and revenue management strategy, and continued with the expansion strategy in Europe and the Americas.
Aragonés comments: “NH Hotel Group is embarking on a new phase of its business plan, a plan I embrace with a sense of determination and responsibility, fully committing to the company, its shareholders and its employees. My priority, and that of all our teams, during this new phase is to consolidate the group’s transformation project with the objective of maximising value creation for our shareholders and other stakeholders.”
Aragonés has previously served as the group’s Executive Director of Business and Operations, Managing Director of Operations and Director of Operations for the Spain, Portugal and Andorra business unit. Prior to joining the group, he worked as General Manager and Director of Operations at Hesperia hotel chain following a decade managing hotels in Spain, Belgium and Venezuela.