Khirstie Gunn Myles has been appointed Yotel’s new Senior Vice President of Design and Construction. She joins the company with over 20 years of experience managing the development, design and construction of hotels, resorts and residences, and has led IHG’s design and engineering team across Asia, Africa and the Middle East where she was responsible for delivery of over 200 pipeline resort and hotel projects between 2012 and 2017.
Myles comments: “I am very excited to join the Yotel team. This is the perfect opportunity for me. Despite working in large corporate groups, my heart lies on the entrepreneurial side of the business. My experience in such corporations have however gifted me the skills to understand design and construction from the owner and investor perspective. I can truly say that Yotel’s innovative design has a way of capturing the imagination of people, and for investors, there is nothing else out there quite like it.”
Before joining Yotel, Myles also directed Marriott’s Design and Project Management teams for Europe, Middle East and Africa and has also led projects in the US, South America, Caribbean and Australia.
“I am absolutely thrilled to welcome such an experienced leader to our team. Khirstie has established herself as a global expert, whose career spans continents, cultures and unique projects,” says Hubert Viriot, CEO of Yotel. “I know her awareness of the practicalities of design and construction procurement, operation, nuances of markets and the emotional drivers of customers is exceptionally profound, which will play a vital role in the opening of 17 new hotels in the next three years. Khirstie will continue the revolution of Yotel and maintain our high standards of innovation across our three brands, Yotel Yotelair and Yotelpad.”