Alysha Smith Appointed Vice President of Operations and Development at Magnuson Worldwide London, UK
January 7, 2019 11:13am
Alysha Smith has been appointed as Vice President of Operations and Development for Magnuson Worldwide. With experience across agency, casino gaming and hotel marketing; Smith will be responsible for providing strategic direction to Magnuson Worldwide as it begins phase two of its expansion into the European marketplace.
Formally, Global Head of Marketing, Smith oversaw the marketing and acquisition strategies for 500 hotels across several brands primarily in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe. Smith also held the position of Group Head of Loyalty for Aspers Group / Crown Entertainment Australia where she managed the UK loyalty programme across all gaming venues. Prior to this appointment, Smith practised venue marketing for flagship properties at Caesars Entertainment UK.
Originally from Sydney, Australia; Smith has been resident in the UK for 10 years. Smith is also a trustee for Montage Theatre Arts, a performing arts charity based in SE London.
As Magnuson Worldwide’s youngest VP, Smith will leverage her international experience to lead the rapidly growing hotel operations for the global chain and manage all stakeholder relationships with the consortia including Louvre Hotels Group in Europe and Jin Jiang Hotels in China.
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Today, Magnuson Hotels has become the fastest growing hotel brand in history, adding more new hotels in the last 10 years than 8 of the top 10 chains combined. Magnuson Hotels’ newly formed global alliance with Chinese hotel operator, Jin Jiang Hotels, as well as Louvre Hotels Group in Europe, created a consortium of over 8,000 hotels worldwide, equal to the size of a top 2 hotel chain.
Headquartered in London UK and Spokane WA, Magnuson Hotels is a top 15 global hotel group that markets over 1,000 hotels across six countries in four continents.
Founded in 2003 by Thomas and Melissa Magnuson, Magnuson Hotels made its initial mark as ‘the low-cost alternative to franchising’, and quickly became the world’s largest independent hotel group. In 2006, Magnuson Hotels introduced three hotel brands to its repertoire serving the upper midscale, midscale and economy segments, allowing hotel owners a way to achieve global brand support at a lower cost than traditional hotel groups.
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