Focus Hotels appoints new CEO


Focus Hotels Management Ltd. is delighted to announce that Devin Grosse has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer.

Devin brings a wealth of hospitality management experience to Focus and is looking forward to working with the Focus team to support the development of the company from its existing strong base to a leading independent “White Label” management company in the UK.

Prior to joining Focus, Devin spent ten years as Vice President of Operations at Aimbridge managing an extensive portfolio of luxury hotels across the UK, forging excellent relationships with all the key hotel brands, and managing key stakeholders including owners, banks, asset managers, developers, board members and investors. The development of new hotels from feasibility through design and build to opening has been his speciality over the last 25 years.

Devin worked with Chardon Management before its sale to Interstate Hotels & Resorts and subsequent rebrand to Aimbridge, supporting the growth from 13 hotels to the larger portfolio it has today. He spent his early career in country house hotels before joining Forte hotels and IHG corporate covering over 100 hotels across the UK before moving into several General Management and Regional Management roles.

Peter Cashman, Chairman of Focus said: “We are delighted that Devin is joining us to add strength and expertise to our already strong management team and underlining our commitment to the long-term successful development of the company”.

Devin Grosse said: “I am thrilled to be joining Focus.  I look forward to working with the Focus leadership team to support the future growth of the company and will be focussing on supporting the hotel teams to drive exceptional quality, revenues, and ultimately deliver the best possible returns for our owners”.