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Top award for Interstate’s Carol Dodds

Our Experience. Your Success.©

A top hospitality executive who has played an instrumental role in the growth of the UK arm of a leading global hotel management company has been recognised with a prestigious industry award.

Carol Dodds, Vice President Commercial of Interstate Europe Hotels & Resorts, won the Hospitality Revenue Management Professional of the Year Award at the Hospitality Professionals Association (HOSPA) annual awards event in London.

With a revenue management career spanning 16 years, Dodds worked for IHG before moving to Interstate ten years ago where she manages a 31-strong team across more than 60 managed hotels both in the UK and Europe. She has recently been promoted to her commercial role adding sales and marketing to her responsibilities whilst also retaining revenue management.

Nicholas Northam, Managing Director for the UK, said: “There is no one more deserving of this award than Carol who is an absolute credit to us here at Interstate Europe Hotels & Resorts.

“She leads a team of revenue management innovators, creating tools to effectively collect and interpret market and performance data which allows hotel teams to make informed decisions that impact the performance at our managed hotels. Not only that but Carol has developed and implemented the ‘School of Revenue Management’ within our business, where she recently graduated 34 next generation revenue managers.

“Carol’s leadership and depth of knowledge instills confidence in hotel owners and investors alike, successfully demonstrating her in-depth understanding of every opportunity. Carol has recently been promoted to her Vice President Commercial role and this reflects how highly she is regarded by the Interstate family. We are delighted she has been recognised by the wider industry with this award.”

Dodds said: “I am truly honoured to receive this award and to join a special group of hugely talented professionals who have been recognised previously.

“The past three years in particular here at Interstate have been the most diverse, exciting, challenging and rewarding as we have grown our portfolio and team in the UK and Europe. I have been lucky enough to work alongside some exceptionally talented people, and this award is for them too.”

Dodds, who completed a Masters Revenue Management programme at Cornell University, is also very active with the big brands revenue development and is a frequent hotel conference panel expert.

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

  • Interstate Europe Hotels & Resorts is a division of the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, with more than 60 hotels and over 7,000 guest rooms managed in the UK under franchise agreements with hotel companies including IHG, Hilton, Accor and Marriot.
  • Brands managed in the UK include Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton, Ibis Styles and Days Inn.
  • The portfolio also comprises a number of independent hotels, restaurants and spa and health brands including Marco Pierre White, Beefy's, Spirit Health Club and eforea spa brands.

Issued on behalf of Interstate Hotels and Resorts Europe by Sidekick PR. For further information, please call Kirstie Kinrade (07544 491851) or Eve Worthington (07715 663846). For further information regarding Interstate Hotels & Resorts, please contact The Zimmerman Agency at tnewsome@zimmerman.com.

Aaron Greenman, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Europe Office/Mobile: +32 490 43 15 72 Email: aaron.greenman@interstatehotels.com.