New addition to the B&B Hotels hotel group. The company has announced the appointment of Patrick O’Connell as the new director of the firm for the United Kingdom Henry France As president of hotels in Spain and Portugal (Iberia). Patrick O’Connell joins the group as CEO of the company in the United Kingdom, with the British market opening in 2023. He has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including operations, large investment programs, hotel openings and acquisitions.
held senior management positions in UK and Ireland in the Doyle Collection, Mint Hotel & Hilton. Most recently, he was the Director of Hotels at Queensgate Investments. In addition to the rapid growth in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal), Enrique Francia Romero will join B&B Hotels as the company’s president for the Iberian region.
With over 35 years of experience, more than 20 as CEO in various fields such as catering, retail, industry and media, In addition to advising, in various functions, Enrique Francia brings to the Group his experience in mergers and acquisitions, business development, entrepreneurship and digital transformation.
is also the CEO of France side and foodbox, and advisor to various private equity firms and funds. Prior to this, he was CEO of Grupo VIPS for 11 years, where he led its transformation and development project, which was headed by C.This concluded with the sale of the group to Linseed in 2019.
Prior to this, he worked for nine years at Grupo Prisa as General Director of Regional Press, Global Corporate Director of Planning & Strategy and General Director of the Printing Division. He started his professional career with Arthur Anderson Worked for 10 years specializing in strategic consulting and corporate finance in the infrastructure and public service sector.
The group aspires to reach 3,000 establishments
Over the past 10 years, B&B Hotels has tripled the number of hotels in its network. By 2030, the group aspires to reach 3,000 establishments. The company currently has 45 hotels in Spain and 11 in Portugal, offers over 4,000 rooms. B&B Hotels currently has a network of approximately 700 hotels in 15 countries in Europe and Brazil. The hotel company saw rapid growth with the opening of 97 new hotels in 2022 and intends to continue this dynamic in 2023. Fabrice is the President and CEO of Colette B&B Hotels since 2016 and Goldman Sachs since 2019 is the largest shareholder.