John P Rees has been appointed as the new senior vice president of hotel operations for Hard Rock International.
Reporting directly to chief operating officer Jon Lucas, Rees will be responsible for all facets of hotel operations, across corporate-managed and franchised Hard Rock venues.
“We’re thrilled to have John lead the Hard Rock Hotel team as we continue to elevate our position as one of the world’s most recognised global hospitality brands,” said Lucas. “His depth of experience guiding world-class luxury and lifestyle hotels paired with his results driven leadership style makes John an invaluable addition to our company.”
Rees gained qualifications in hospitality at Newbury College and has gained for than 30 years of experience within the industry, including senior management roles at Marriott International and Ritz-Carlton.
“I’m thrilled to join Hard Rock at this pivotal point of the Hard Rock Hotels brand journey,” said Rees. “Our future pipeline of hotel projects is very robust which will allow me to work with my teams to innovate and create more of the special brand touchpoints and guest experiences our fans expect.
“My goal is to make Hard Rock Hotels feel like the coolest place to stay with the best vibe and where every guest around the world is made to feel like a VIP.”