Tim Rumney appointed CEO of BWH Hotel Group
Best Western GB Press Office: November 2021
Hotelier and hospitality professional Tim Rumney has been appointed full-time CEO of BWH Hotel Group GB, which incorporates Best Western Great Britain and WorldHotels Great Britain, after serving as interim CEO since August.
Having served as Chairman of the BWH Hotel Group board of directors for four years and director since 2009, Tim has been at the heart of the organisation during a significant period of expansion and change. He has worked very closely with past CEOs, and therefore represented a natural and unanimous choice for the board.
Tim has operated three hotels in Best Western brands over more than twenty years including The Castle Green Hotel in Kendal and The Best Western Plus Pinewood Hotel on Wilmslow. He has over thirty years’ experience in the hospitality industry including holding senior positions with Forte Hotels in London and the provinces.
Tim Rumney, CEO of BWH Hotel Group GB, said:
“I am thrilled to take on the position of CEO full time at BWH Hotel Group GB, in a time of great challenge and great opportunity for the hospitality industry.
“Working in hospitality and running a hospitality business is a difficult and challenging, but supremely rewarding career choice. As CEO I will take all the lessons I have learned in my career forward to fight our corner, and ensure our collective voice is heard.”
“We have a fantastic team in BWH Hotel Group GB and our purchasing organisation Beacon and I look forward to working with our hotel members and other stakeholders in driving and developing the business as we recover from the impact of the pandemic.”
Tim replaces outgoing CEO Rob Paterson, who had been in post since 2017, and began his tenure representing BWH Hotel Group Great Britain at the BWH Hotel Group International meeting this month.
BWH Group is a brilliantly different collection of independent hotels proudly giving a personal welcome to guests for over 70 years. With 15 hotel brands in its group portfolio, including Best Western GB, WorldHotels and soft brand BW Premier Collection, and almost 300 distinctive hotels in Great Britain alone, there is more to explore with our brand family.
BWH Group is a retained-profit membership organisation that helps hotels maintain their independence. Committed to representing the views of its independently owned member hotels, we tackle key industry issues on their behalf, including the effects of Government policies and legislation, industry changes and environmental impact on the heartbeat of the Great British hospitality industry. Never has is been more important for this voice than throughout this time of uncertainty and unprecedented hardship for independent hoteliers.