Leading hotel management company Focus Hotels is proud to announce the appointment of Lara Beechey as its new Operations Director, bringing over 25 years of hospitality industry experience to the organisation. The appointment underscores the company’s commitment to maintaining close connections with teams across its portfolio of hotels through the reinforcement of internal resources, aligning with its recent and ongoing growth. 

Starting her career with IHG, Lara’s journey saw her rise from a placement student to Cluster General Manager over her 16-year tenure. In her most recent role as Operations Director at Klarent (formerly Amaris), Lara managed 15 hotels, focusing on the commercial agenda, health and safety, and enhancing brand and customer experiences. 

With a proven track record in managing large hotel portfolios and a passion for people development, Lara brings a blend of leadership and industry knowledge to the position. In her new role, Lara will work closely with fellow Operations Director, Stephen Cresswell, to drive operational excellence across the Focus portfolio.  

Devin Grosse, CEO of Focus Hotels, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Lara to Focus Hotels. Lara’s expertise in operational management across prominent hospitality brands such as IHG, Hilton, and Accor makes her a valuable asset to our organisation as we continue to expand our presence. It is a real pleasure to have her onboard, and we eagerly anticipate the positive impact she will bring to our growing team.” 

Lara Beechey shared her enthusiasm, saying:

“I am thrilled to have joined Focus at such an exciting time of growth for the company. I look forward to embarking on the journey ahead with such an experienced and welcoming team.”