John Brennan is Chief Executive Officer of Amaris Hospitality, a leading hotel investment and hospitality management group, which owns and operates over 70 hotel properties trading under leading brands such as Jurys Inn, Mercure, MGallery, Ibis Styles, Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn. With over 13,500 rooms, 5,000 employees and three business divisions with combined sales over £400 million, Amaris Hospitality is one of the largest hotel owners and managers in the UK and Ireland.
Under John’s leadership, Amaris Hospitality is undertaking a £125 million transformational investment programme aimed at leveraging the size and scale of the hotels and brands.
Between 2008-2014, as CEO of Jurys Inn Hotel Group, John oversaw the development and implementation of an ambitious strategy and investment programme to transform, grow and reposition Jurys Inn as a leading mid-market hotel brand. This culminated in the successful sale of Jurys Inn to Lone Star in January 2015 for £680 million.