The Next Story Group has appointed Patrick Imbardelli as Chairman of the Board,
Patrick succeeds Luis Miranda who has retired after more than six years in the role.
Prior to this
appointment, Patrick was a non-executive Director and Advisor to
Next Story Group for the past three years.
Patrick's hospitality career
spans more than 30 years and started at Hilton International. He
was formerly the Chief Executive Asia Pacific of InterContinental
Hotels Group, and the Chief Executive and Board Member of Pan
Pacific Hotels Group.
His achievements extend from capital
restructuring and investments in developing countries to
integrating hotel management companies, businesses and brands. He
is also a Director and Advisor of IDEM Hospitality, Advisory Board
Member and Advisor for Tionale Enterprises, Director of The
Goodnight Co., and previously a Director and Advisory Board Member
of Symmons Industries in Boston.
"It is an honour
to be part of a forward-looking organisation that is actively and
strategically shaping its own evolution," said Patrick. "I am
excited to be working with the dynamic and experienced leadership
team of Next Story Group and look forward to adding value by
supporting their expansion plans in such a dynamic industry."
Next Story Group currently has 40 operating and
pipeline properties in its portfolio.
Nadathur, Group Chief Executive Officer of Next Story Group, said,
"Under Patrick's leadership, I am confident that we will be in a
stronger position to forge ahead and establish Kafnu - our unique lifestyle
concept - as well as extend the footprint of our hotel brands
across key geographies including Australia, New Zealand, South
East Asia and South Asia."