Jane Kendrick

Partner – Hotel Openings, Design & Technical Services

Jane has been with Cycas Hospitality since 2011. Before joining our team she worked on operations and hotel openings for other IHG franchisees, as well as being Operations Director of a major UK Ski and Snowboard leisure attraction.

Jane is a large part of the reason why our newly opened or refurbished properties are quite so dazzling. She has responsibility for the design, procurement, project management and opening of the new hotels, and the refurbishment of those Cycas properties which we feel need her magic touch. She was the driving force behind ensuring that the Holiday Inn London – Stratford City opened in time for the 2012 London Olympics, and has since steered it to several prestigious awards. In 2014 they received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence and an IHG Quality Excellence Award. This followed hard on the heels of a Manage Risk Award in the IHG Hotel Star Awards Europe 2013 and a final placing in the Hotel of the Year Award.

She is currently managing the development of Cycas’s pipeline of new hotels, including our first hotels in France. Amongst these are two high-profile double-decker hotels; Hyatt’s first dual-branded property in Europe – a Hyatt Place and Hyatt House development by Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport – and Cycas’s second Moxy and Residence Inn by Marriott combination, this time in the heart of Slough, capitalising on the town’s regeneration plans in advance of the arrival of Crossrail.