TFE Hotels announces new CEO
Antony Ritch to join leading hotel group in February 2019
TFE Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Antony Ritch as the new Chief Executive Officer following a global search.
Antony will be relocating from Los Angeles, USA to Sydney, Australia and will commence his role at TFE Hotels in February 2019.
Antony is an Australian with a global career spanning over 20 years with Westfield Corporation. During his career he has undertaken a diverse range of senior roles across Australia, the USA and the UK which have honed his leadership, commercial and entrepreneurial skills. He has held international roles in shopping centre operations, property development, regional operations, business development, digital disruption and corporate management.
“TFE Hotels is delighted to have Antony onboard in the new year. With his proven track record and extensive leadership and entrepreneurial skills, he will play an invaluable role in leading our team and supporting our growing global pipeline of new and existing hotels,” says Allan Vidor, Chairman of TFE Hotels.
Antony has been accountable for driving and delivering complex strategies for both operational management and development feasibilities. In his property development roles, he has overseen a multi-billion dollar property portfolio over numerous jurisdictions and has also partnered with some of the world’s largest investment groups to deliver key projects.
His most recent appointments saw him play a key leadership role in Westfield’s digital transformation, as Chief Operating Officer for Westfield Labs, and then Executive Vice President of Shopping Centres and Venues for One Market, that became an independent company following the Westfield merger with Unibail Rodamco.
He has worked at the forefront of creating unique customer destinations, bringing together physical environments, technology and people to create better retail experiences for customers.
“I have always admired the TFE Hotels business, and I’m thrilled to be joining the team in Australia. As travel and hospitality continue to evolve globally, I am excited by the unique opportunities that TFE Hotels’ growing portfolio and guest experiences will bring to this dynamic industry,” says Antony.
Antony holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW, and an MBA from the University of Cambridge.
TFE Hotels, headquartered in Australia, is an international hotel group operating in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark and Hungary. TOGA Far East Hotels (TFE Hotels) was established in 2013 as a joint venture, bringing together two long established businesses, The TOGA Group’s TOGA Hotels, and the hospitality arm of Singapore’s Far East Orchard Limited, controlled by the privately owned Far East Organisation. With the property development and real estate ownership DNA of both groups, TFE Hotels has earned its reputation as the “developers’ hotelier” and “owners’ operator” with an end-to-end hotel design, development and management capability. Today, TFE Hotels comprises 72 hotels with 10,199 keys in Australia, New Zealand and Europe under six brands, with more than 30 more hotel projects under various stages of development.
Adina Apartment Hotels in 32 locations in Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
Other locations coming soon include Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle, Canberra and Munich.
Adina Serviced Apartments in 4 locations in Australia.
Medina Serviced Apartments in 1 location in Australia.
Vibe Hotels in 9 locations in Australia.
Other locations coming soon include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart.
Travelodge Hotels in 18 locations in Australia and New Zealand.
Other locations coming soon include Auckland.
Rendezvous Hotels in 6 locations in Australia and New Zealand.
TFE Hotels Collection includes Hotel Kurrajong Canberra, Gambaro Hotel Brisbane Australia and The Calile Hotel Brisbane. Other locations coming soon include The Britomart Hotel in Auckland.
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