Stephen joined Synergy in March 2019 from SACO , where he served as CEO Commercial since 2015, and as Managing Director from 2013. Previously Stephen was MD, EMEA with Bridgestreet for 14 years and GM at Hyde Park Residence for 4 years, having joined the sector from Hospitality where he held various management and General Manager positions with Marriott and Holiday Inns.
Synergy is a member of The Ascott Limited, a Singapore company that has grown to become one of the leading international lodging owner-operators spanning more than 170 cities in over 30 countries. Synergy is rapidly expanding both its client base and geographical distribution and a core part of the organisation’s growth strategy is to build world-class teams to serve clients at the highest service level in the regions where they operate. Stephen’s focus is to grow the International business and, hopefully, apply his far too many years of experience in doing so, having opened and operated many hotels, aparthotels and serviced apartments under a variety of brands from lifestyle to corporate, standard to luxury.
He has previously served on the ASAP Advisory Board and is delighted to be doing so again and believes that he can bring his multi-model experience, across operating /serviced apartments, aparthotels, development, agency and bespoke housing, to help objectively navigate some of the challenges and opportunities the sector faces. If age brings wisdom, then Stephen is getting wiser by the day.