Responsible for driving Kew Green's domestic and international growth strategy

Kew Green Appoints Sam Barrell as Director of Business Development

Kew Green Hotels, one of the leading international hotel management companies with over 50 hotels in its portfolio, has appointed Sam Barrell as Director of Development, responsible for driving Kew Green’s domestic and international growth strategy.

This key appointment follows the recent announcement that Kew Green Hotels is expanding into South East Asia having signed seven hotels in addition to the announcement of an exclusive partnership with Light Human Hotels to launch hotels from the end 2021 in eight international destinations.

Sam oversees Kew Green Hotels’ asset management and development activities including management contracts, joint venture partnerships and direct acquisitions. He is also the senior contact for investment partners, commercial agents and development advisors.

Sam joins Kew Green Hotels from his role as Development Manager for UK and Ireland at IHG where he grew IHG’s branded portfolio across the UK and Ireland through franchise license and hotel management agreements, securing partnerships with new IHG owners in addition to signing extensions and retention of existing assets.

A Chartered Management Accountant, prior to joining IHG, Sam spent his early career working internationally as a Finance and Strategy Management Consultant at Deloitte, following the completion of their graduate program. He primarily worked in the private sector for a range of clients in the banking, insurance and energy industries.
Outside of work, Sam is a keen marathoner and exercise enthusiast and can often be found running and cycling when not pursuing leads. Prior to joining Kew Green Hotels, Sam completed a 2,400km solo cycle trip across Europe, from the UK to Budapest via the Alps in a 27-day adventure that took him through 10 countries, from Flemish battlefields to Swiss mountains, and ultimately to Hungarian basilicas.

On the appointment, Chris Dexter, CEO of Kew Green Hotels remarked “I am delighted to welcome Sam to Kew Green Hotels to support with our continued ambition to become the leading international hotel management company, continuing to provide outstanding performance and industry-leading profit delivery for our hotels, owners and partners across the world.”

As hospitality experts, Kew Green Hotels set themselves apart by combining years of experience with innovative ideas to deliver outstanding hotel services and by delivering exceptional returns for hotel owners.