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Exciting news for Northern Powerhouse Developments

Select Portfolio is proud to announce that Northern Powerhouse Developments, the developer responsible for our hotel investment properties, have appointed Richard Lewis as CEO of Hotels.

Richard Lewis has an exemplary background and wealth of experience within the hotel sector gained over the past 40 years and is perhaps best known for being the CEO of Landmark Hotels in Dubai and of Best Western Hotels GB. He has spent decades leading many of the world’s most successful hotel groups and plans to bring this success to his new role.

Speaking of his appointment with NPD, Richard said: “I am thrilled to have joined Northern Powerhouse Developments and my intention is to help develop what is already an incredibly exciting and ambitious business model.”

Lewis has a grounded marketing background and an in-depth knowledge of industry-changing technology. He is widely regarded as a pioneer in his sector and NPD’s Chairman Gavin Woodhouse believes that he is the ideal person that can help them branch out their business.

Referring to the new appointment Woodhouse stated: “Lewis’ track record and experience within the hotel and hospitality industry speaks for itself and there is nobody better equipped to deliver and oversee the successful operation of a portfolio of hotels than him.”

With Richard’s experience in service industries and international markets, he has a remarkable CV which includes senior roles with the Savoy Hotel Group, Forte, EMI, Le Meridien, CNN Turner Broadcasting and the Preferred Hotel Group.

With the arrival of Lewis as CEO commencing just a few months after NPD announced Peter Moore OBE as the company’s Chairman of Leisure, it completes the unstoppable team to expand NPD’s current portfolio of leisure resorts, spas and hotels. 

With six operational hotels in Wales and plans to launch Afan Valley Adventure Resort – a multi-million-pound outdoor adventure and leisure park in South Wales – NPD are increasing their presence in the UK hotel and leisure market.

Select Portfolio very much look forward to working with Richard and benefitting from his experience in the promotion of their range of hotel investments. 

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