Amaris Hospitality, the hotel group owned by investment firm Lone Star, has announced Jason Carruthers as its new managing director of Jurys Inn.
Carruthers was previously chief executive of Andrew Brownsword Hotels, a collection of privately owned hotels including the ABode Hotels and Gidleigh Park. He will take up his new post in January 2016.
John Brennan, chief executive of Amaris Hospitality, said: “We’re delighted to welcome a hospitality executive of Jason’s calibre to Jurys Inn and he joins the company at a very exciting point in time.
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"We’re currently adding eight new hotels to the already well invested Jurys Inn estate as part of our strategy to maximise opportunities for the Amaris Hospitality portfolio. As Managing Director of Jurys Inn, Jason will play a key role in building on Jurys Inn’s successes to date."
Jurys Inn, which was taken over in early 2015 by Lone Star in a deal worth over €900 million, operates 28 city centre hotels in the UK, Ireland and Prague. It became a part of Amaris Hospitality in July this year.
A further eight hotels will be rebranded under the Jurys Inn name this month, in a £100 million investment.